When You Only Live For The Moment This Happens

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Many of us are only living for the enjoyment of the moment. We want everything here, and we want everything now. I just happened to come across this Psalm with the translation coming in the (MSG.) It tells us what happens to the ones who “only” live for now. It also tells us what happens to the ones who knows, there is a lot more than “only” what we see here and now.

Only living for the moment will plunge us into darkness. In the picture we see the darkness of the night, only lifting by the Hand of God. As God lifts His Hand the darkness disappears, and beautiful colours fill the sky.

This is what happens to those who live for the moment,
    who only look out for themselves:
Death herds them like sheep straight to hell;
    they disappear down the gullet of the grave;
They waste away to nothing—
    nothing left but a marker in a cemetery.
But me? God snatches me from the clutch of death,
    he reaches down and grabs me. Psalm 49:13-15

For The Have And The Have Nots Who Live In The Moment

You can read the whole Scripture if you wish here.

49 1-2 Listen, everyone, listen—
    earth-dwellers, don’t miss this.
All you haves
    and have-nots,
All together now: listen.

3-4 I set plainspoken wisdom before you,
    my heart-seasoned understandings of life.
I fine-tuned my ear to the sayings of the wise,
    I solve life’s riddle with the help of a harp.

5-6 So why should I fear in bad times,
    hemmed in by enemy malice,
Shoved around by bullies,
    demeaned by the arrogant rich?

7-9 Really! There’s no such thing as self-rescue,
    pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.
The cost of rescue is beyond our means,
    and even then it doesn’t guarantee
Life forever, or insurance
    against the Black Hole.

10-11 Anyone can see that the brightest and best die,
    wiped out right along with fools and idiots.
They leave all their prowess behind,
    move into their new home, The Coffin,
The cemetery their permanent address.
    And to think they named counties after themselves!

12     We aren’t immortal. We don’t last long.
    Like our dogs, we age and weaken. And die.

Only Coming Face To Face With The Truth:

13-15 This is what happens to those who live for the moment,
    who only look out for themselves:
Death herds them like sheep straight to hell;
    they disappear down the gullet of the grave;
They waste away to nothing—
    nothing left but a marker in a cemetery.
But me? God snatches me from the clutch of death,
    he reaches down and grabs me.

16-19 So don’t be impressed with those who get rich
    and pile up fame and fortune.
They can’t take it with them;
    fame and fortune all get left behind.
Just when they think they’ve arrived
    and folks praise them because they’ve made good,
They enter the family burial plot
    where they’ll never see sunshine again.

20     We aren’t immortal. We don’t last long.
    Like our dogs, we age and weaken. And die.

Much More Than Only Here And Now:

Followers of the Almighty God knows that there is much more than only what we see here and now. All the children of God knows, that though we may die now, we may yet live again. We look forward to eternal living with the Great I Am.

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