Psalm 49:20 A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, is like the beasts that perish.
To the poor the psalmist warns; do not envy the rich. Though they possess great wealth in this life, it will pass away and none of their possessions will go with them. In the end, all their treasure and honor here will not redeem their souls; the debt is too great to pay. To the rich he warns not to trust in wealth or the expansive of neither worldly gain nor foolishly glory in the honor it brings. None of it will you take when you pass from this life into the next. To both he exhorts: trust in God alone. In Him our hope for eternal life depends. It is only by the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ the debt for our sins is satisfied. While it cost us nothing, it costs Him everything. By His blood and the richness of God’s grace and mercy, we are received by the Father; both rich and poor the same.
Romans 11:33–36 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.