Verse of the Day: Don’t Be a “Puff of Air” to God

May 9, 2007

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9 Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be.
If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.
10 Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing.
And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life.
11 God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times:
Power, O God, belongs to you;
12 unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you repay all people according to what they have done.

Psalm 62:9-12 (NLT)

From the Life Application Bible:

It is tempting to use honor, power, wealth, or prestige to measure people. We may even think that such people are really getting ahead in life. But on God’s scales, these people are “lighter than a puff of air.” What, then, can tilt the scales when God weighs us? Trusting God and working for him (62:12). Wealth, honor, power, or prestige add nothing to our value in God’s eyes; only the faithful work we do for him has eternal value.

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