Money Money Money – James 5:1-6
It’s not sinful to have money, but the Bible warns of the great dangers associated with riches. In this sermon pastor David explains that everything we have has been entrusted into our hands by God, so we are not owners, but managers. Any wealth immorally gained and selfishly used leads to judgment so James calls us to assess our stewardship of the Lord’s money.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are
moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. 4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. 5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. (James 5:1-6 )
For Further Study
Luke 12:15; Proverbs 23:4-5; 2 Cor 9:6-11; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Timothy 6:6-11, 17-19; Eph 4:28; Matthew 6:19-21; 2 Cor 9:6-11; Luke 6:38; 1 John 3:16-18; Ps 39:6; Ecc 2:4-10, 5:10-15.
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. (Matthew 6:19-21)