Posted by: arieliondotcom | April 24, 2012

Resurrected, not Repackaged

“You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.”; “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig.” “A beautiful woman with a nasty attitude is like a gold ring in a pig’s nose.” You get the idea. Someone has issues with pigs. But aside from that, these old sayings, like our Scriptures today, all talk about trying to act different than who we genuinely are. These swine are not being genuine.

Psalm 49 contrasts those who hope in God with those who don’t. It explains that those without God are without a hope to look forward to. But those who belong to God can look past the evening of death to the morning of Resurrection. Psalm 50 is like a divider between Psaml 49 and Psalm 51. It explains the majesty of God and that His only requirement is gratitude for what He has done and Who He is. True thankfulness will lead to repentance. And Psalm 51 is the song of the redeemed. This Believer knows that trying to repackage himself won’t work. Only a new heart will do. He needs redemption and resurrection, not repackaging.

Dissatisfaction comes from trying to repackage life to one’s own liking rather than accepting a new heart & new Life from GOD. Psalms 49-51


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