Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A belated eulogy for Steve Jobs

I read this the other day and forgot to post it. This is a eulogy(? more like a dyslogy!) for all who trust in their own wealth instead of God—not just Steve Jobs.

No one can redeem the life of another
or give to God a sufficient ransom—
the ransom for a life is costly,
no payment is ever enough—
so that someone should live on forever
and not see decay.
For all can see that the wise die,
that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
leaving their wealth to others.
Their tombs will remain their houses forever,
their dwellings for endless generations,
though they had named lands after themselves.

   Human beings, despite their wealth, do not endure;
they are like the beasts that perish.

This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
and of their followers, who approve their sayings.d
They are like sheep and are destined to die;
death will be their shepherd
(but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
Their forms will decay in the grave,
far from their princely mansions. — Psalm 49: 7-14 (TNIV)

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