Tuesday, April 28, 2009

daily text 04/28

Tuesday, April 28th
"In themselves the days of our years are seventy years; and if because of special mightiness they are eighty years, yet their insistence is on trouble and hurtful things; for it must quickly pass by, and away we fly." (Psalms 90:10)

Whether rich or poor, all humans are imperfect and have but one eventuality, as noted above. (Job 14:1, 2; 1 Peter 1:24) People who have not cultivated a good relationship with God often adopt the "let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we are to die" mentality, referred to by the apostle Paul. (1 Corinthians 15:32) Others, sensing that life is fleeting and uncertain, try to find security and permanence in material possessions. Perhaps they feel that having many physical, tangible material things will somehow make life more secure. Thus, they labor incessantly to amass wealth and possessions, mistakenly equating such things with security and happiness. -Psalms 49:6, 11, 12.
(Watchtower issue: 08/01/07, 1:15)