49:1) For the Chief Musician. A psalm by the sons of Korach.
49:2) Hear this, all you peoples.
Listen all you inhabitants of the world,
49:3) Both low and high,
Rich and poor together.
49:4) My mouth will speak words of wisdom.
My heart shall utter understand.
49:5) I will incline my ear to a proverb.
I will open my riddle on the harp.
49:6) Why should I fear in the days of evil,
When iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
49:7) Those who trust in their wealth,
And boast in the multitude of their riches,
49:8) None of them can in any way redeem his brother,
Nor give `Elohiym a ransom for him.
49:9) For the redemption of their life is costly,
No payment is ever enough.
49:10) That he should live on forever,
That he should not see corruption.
49:11) For he sees that wise men die;
Likewise, the fool and the senseless perish,
And leave their wealth to others.
49:12) Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever,
And their dwelling places to all generations.
They name their lands after themselves.
49:13) But man, despite his riches, does not endure.
He is like the animals that perish.
49:14) This is the destiny of those who are foolish,
And of those who approve their sayings.Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Selah
49:15) They are appointed as a flock for Sh`eol.
Death shall be their shepherd.
The upright will have dominion over them in the morning.
Their beauty shall decay in Sh`eol,
Far from their mansion.
49:16) But `Elohiym will redeem my soul from the power of Sh`eol,
For He will receive me.Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Selah
49:17) Do not be afraid when a rich man is made rich,
When the glory of his house is increased.
49:18) For when he dies, he shall carry away nothing.
His glory shall not descend after him.
49:19) Though while he lived, he blessed his soul,
And men praise you when you do well for yourself,
49:20) He shall go to the generation of his fathers.
They shall never see the light.
49:21) A man who has riches without understanding,
Is like the animals that perish.
As Easy As 1-2-3
During a technical conference in my last employment, there was a teaching session regarding the ai???Fire Triangleai??i??. It was said that, in order for a fire to break out, there must be three constituents present: fuel (gasoline, wood, butane), oxygen and a source of heat (flame, spark or high temperatures). Remove any one and fire cannot take place. Having sailed on gas tankers, I explained that oxygen does not have to be present. Everyone in the room tried to argue against this, but after explaining the chemical process behind the fire and that chlorine or fluorine may support combustion, they all kept quiet.
Salvation may be considered as a form of triangle, similar to the fire triangle. In the salvation triangle the three constituents are:
ai???For Yahua so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.ai??? (John 3:16). ai???We love Him because He first loved us.ai??? (1 John 4:19). The first constituent is the love of Yahua for Mankind. He is the instigator of salvation. From the very foundation of all Creation, Yahua `Elohiym knew that all Mankind would sin, and that would cause an eternal rift between Him and Mankind. This separation could not be removed by anything Man could do, therefore He had to provide a way back for Man. This is through His Son, Messiah Yahshua. This is a once for all sacrifice; once carried out is totally sufficient for all Mankind for all time, no matter how heinous or how frequent the sin. Yahua has given His Son and cannot withdraw the accepted sacrifice of His Son. Nevertheless, the offer has a time limit for each and every individual. This is either up to the personai??i??s final breath or to the time when Messiah returns for His people.
ai???So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Yahua.ai??? (Rom. 10:17). ai???delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you, to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of haSatan to Yahua, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.ai??? (Acts 26:17, 18). The second constituent is the requirement for a person to have someone preach the Good News of salvation and someone to pray for them. When my wife and I lived in Canada, we started going to large Pentacostal Church, Christian Life Assembly. After a few weeks, we started going to New Life classes. The leader of this seven week course was a lady named Gwen Schmunk. I have no doubt that along with her explaining the Good News in seven simple lessons, she was praying for us and the others in her class. In these classes we were convicted of our sin, our utter desolation and need of a Saviour. This Saviour was Messiah Yahshua (Jesus Christ) and that we accepted the offer of salvation through Him. My wife and I are first generation Believers, so that it could not have been any family or friends.
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ai???Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of Yahua.ai??? (Acts 3:19). ai???and said, ai???Most assuredly I tell you, unless you turn and become as little children, you will in no way enter the Kingdom of Heaven.ai??i??ai??? (Matt. 18:3). The third constituent is that a person must acknowledge their sin, its eternal consequences and the absolute helplessness to do anything about it. That is why the Saviour, Messiah Yahshua, suffered and died for you. Once this has happened then ask Yahua for forgiveness through His Son. If you are truly sorry, Father Yahua is faithful to forgive.
Out of the three constituents, this third part is the most difficult. Yahua has done everything possible, through His Son, for your salvation. There is always someone, somewhere ready to preach and pray for you. The difficulty arises on your part. Are you ready to acknowledge your sins and your need of a Saviour? Are you ready to ask Yahua to forgive you? Are you ready to know the peace of eternal salvation?
Then what are you waiting for? Your time is rapidly running out.
If you want to acceptAi??Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine asAi??FatherAi??knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you,Ai??Father, for making this way back to you.ai???Ai??