“O Lord by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life.”
This verse reminds me of my situations with manipulative people. Most of the time these are the people we need saving from because of their ways which is of the world. Some manipulative people are those who are trying to get rich with in this life.
Things within this life are meaningless and rewards of this life such as cars, money and big houses are meaningless as well when you base life only on getting these things.
The word meaningless is different from worthless. Worthless is of no value and meaningless is of no purpose. So basically what this means is that when we base our lives off of just being rich or living the dream (materialistically) we distract ourselves from true purpose.
Purpose is something that is very divine in nature and can not be found when not connected to a divine source. Purpose determines everything including physical life and spiritual life. This is why it is important to have something within your life to keep you living.
Each thing we give purpose (things that are meaningless) that is the thing that governs are entire being. For example a dollar (USD) has no physical worth yet we all agree that it is worth something. Then we all agree that it is worth something. Then we would have people who base their lives off of something that really isn’t worth anything.