19 they will join those who have gone before them,
who will never again see the light of life. Psalm 49:19
Many of the rich and famous never really believe death could be a part of their future. They live like there is no tomorrow, abuse their bodies and rip through vast amounts of money nightly as more money gets deposited into their accounts. They have a seemingly endless supply.
But we all know, as Paul Harvey used to say, “the rest of the story.” The rich and poor die the same kinds of death, the difference being the numbers of people who show up for their funerals. Everything else is identical.
The last few devotionals have dealt with the morbid topic of death. The point, I suppose, in all of these devotionals is to hammer home a point that often gets lost when talking about the Christian life: the differences between the rich and poor are mostly external material-wise (i.e., things). We are all born the same way and we go out the same way.
Envying the wealthy because of their wealth and privileges only brings heartache and bitterness.
No one is invincible.
We should really thank God for our “vincibility” because otherwise we’d make a lot of foolish choices based on our wrong thinking.