Money cannot conquer death, and money cannot go with us, but we can use it wisely while we have it. “For he sees wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, and leave their wealth to others” (Ps 49.10).

The psalmist advises us not to trust in wealth but to trust in the Lord. It is not a sin to have the things that money can buy as long as you don’t lose the things that money can’t buy (eternal life). Don’t have any false confidence that simply because the bank account looks good you’re going to live. You can’t take your money with you, but you can use it today for God’s glory. When you do that, you are investing it in eternity. Make your wealth eternal by letting God direct your use of it.

 Warren W. Wiersbe, Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk through the Psalms, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011), 130.