by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Psalm 49

If you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me, please
to Psalm 49, and we are studying the subject, Wherein
Men are Like Beasts. This is a thought-provoking
subject today. God has given us His Word to think.
'Words are given us whereby thoughts and ideas are
conveyed, and we have GOD'S THOUGHTS in Psalm 49, and
this message is vital. ALL of God's Word is

God tells us here wherein MEN are like BEASTS. In
making plans for the future, perpetuation of their
names, and disregarding their souls and their future
meeting with God, men are like animals, like beasts.
We have the KEY of Psalm 49 in verse 10. We have two
kinds of men here -- the wise and the foolish. You
say, ''Brother Hendley, the word 'fool' is a word that
ought not to be used." No, not by men; you are right.
God says that no man is to call another man a fool. He
says that in the Sermon on the Mount. But GOD does
call men wise or foolish. Certainly God knows who IS
the wise man and who is the fool.. He warns us, in the
Word about that and the use of that expression.
Now in verse 10 we read, "For He seeth that wise men
die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish,
and leave their wealth to others." We have two men
then, the wise man and the fool .

The fool is also called a brutish person. "Brutish"
comes from the word "brute." We have the expression,
"a brute beast." It means a beast that has no reason,
that is incapable of thought, that does not think and
plan, plans not for its future, its relationship with

I saw a little dog running down the street today in
front of my automobile, and the little fellow was
certainly not interested in his future! He was just
living for the moment. There are a lot of human beings
just that way. A brute does not plan for its future,
its relationship with God. You don't exp ...

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