Remember that a fool, biblically is the person who repeatedly makes the same mistakes over and over. He cannot learn from his own mistakes. A Smart man is the one who learns from his mistakes. He doesn’t put his hand back in the fire after he has been burnt once! The “Wise man” in the scriptures however, refers to the person who doesn’t have to make the mistake to learn the lesson. He learns from other people’s mistakes and experiences.
Psalm 49 is a wisdom proverb put to verse! The singer calls for people to listen and be wise…. The lesson is great! Don’t revere, (fear) envy, or give preference to those who are wealthy and rich by this world’s standards. Regardless of how much money they
have they cannot buy another day of life for you, and it won’t keep them from the same fate as everyone else. Don’t look to them, they can’t help you. They can’t help themselves. Look around, and learn from what you see. Their graves are with you, aren’t they? “Anyone can see that the brightest and best die, wiped out right along with fools and dunces. 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!”TM
“So don’t be impressed with those who get rich and pile up fame and fortune.”TM Look to God! He has the power and the desire to deliver you from the power of the grave. He wants to give you eternal life. Love and serve God as your first and highest priority in life and he will take you to be with Him.