A Reflection on Worship from Psalm 50
Tiny Choices

Set Not Your Heart on Them

We've lived long enough to know that power can be stripped bare and become as lowly as the fleeting breath of the ordinary soul.

Power, wealth, position, and prestige are rather frail. The ability to buy favor will fade. Riches do not last. Major companies, power-brokers of influence, and empires turn to dust daily and file papers declaring themselves bankrupt. Trust in the power to extort will disappoint. Vain hope will devastate. Riches will fail.

Set not you hearts on them.

" Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them."

(Psalm 62:9-10 ESV)