I’m settled as I read Psalm 49 this morning. The priest writes:
Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me–those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches? No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them–the ransom of a life is costly, no payment is ever enough–so that they should live on forever and not see decay.
I consider how the most important thing that outweighs any other issue confronting the world is this: We are enslaved to sin and need a redeemer, Someone to pay our ransom, Someone to rescue us from sin and death. This stands as the greatest problem we face. We might pose the single most vital question: Who will ransom us? Who could ever do this?
Jesus will. Jesus did.
Psalm 49 helps me lift my eyes from political chaos, hatred, anger, and fear on all sides. I remember the real problem and the Real Solution.