Illustration: Playing musical chairs as a Child. When you possessed a chair all was right in the world when you lost your chair everything crumbled in that game. You had nothing, the possession of wealth is that way also here one minute gone the next. Talk about cheating at the game you could lose friends and then after the game was over you had nothing.
1. When the music Stops (1-3)
a. Reap what you sowed (1) (Proverbs 22:8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.)
b. Worldly wealth is not eternal (2) (Matt. 6:19-21 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.)
c. Get what you wanted (3) God will give people what they wanted. Those who wanted nothing to do with Him that is what they will get at the final judgement)
Practical Application: Are we working and striving for what really matters?
2. The Unjust Will Fade Away (4-6)
a. Your accusers are at hand (4) How we treat others speaks to the condition of our hearts. God hears the cries of the truly oppressed.
b. You are ready for slaughter (5) You have been fattened an prepared for what lies ahead.
c. You made bad decisions (6) Your life has been all about you, no thought to
Practical Application: Are you prepared for the day of judgment?