Devotional Thoughts from Psalm 47.
Republished from marmsky.wordpress.com with permission
What does one do when he is treated unfairly by someone so wealthy and powerful that he fears no human law or justice? This is the riddle that the sons of Korah pose in psalm 49. The answer isTRUST GOD. Here are the reasons: 1) No one has enough money to escape death (7-9). 2) Death will reduce the powerful to dust. They will perish just like the beasts (12,20). 3) After death, everyone goes to Sheol (the death state) and is totally dependent upon God for deliverance. Only the righteous have hope beyond the grave. God promises to ransom their souls from Sheol’s power, and receive them back to life (14-15). They will awake, and be satisfied with God’s likeness (Ps. 17:15).
LORD, when people make trouble for us, and there is nothing that we can do, help us to trust in your justice.