Jun 17, 2018
Last weekend, we said that there are two kinds of rich people: 1] the “rich rich” and 2] the “poor rich”. The “rich rich” are those who recognize the hand of God and are righteous in their dealings; their blessings abound in all aspects of their lives.
The “poor rich” are those who have acquired money through unrighteous means and God will make their lives miserable. We tackled the first two points last weekend and they are as follows:
TEXT: James 5:1-6
I. THE COMING MISERIES OF THE RICH (verse one)
II. THE LOSSES OF THE RICH (verses 2 – 3)
A. TEMPORAL LOSS (verses 2 – 3)
B. ETERNAL LOSS (verse 3)
Today we will tackle the last point which is as follows:
III.THE SINS OF THE RICH (verses 4 – 6)
A. WITHHELD PAY OF THE LABORERS (v.4)
B. LIVING FOR ONESELF ONLY (v.5)
C. OPPRESSION OF THE RIGHTEOUS POOR (v.6)
My prayer is that none of these sins would be found among us and if they are, let there be genuine repentance so that we would become “rich rich” and not the “poor rich”.