Posted by: Larry Hoekman | June 18, 2015

James 5:1-6 — Rotting riches!

Day 2011: Continuing our reading through James. One more chapter to go . . .

Scripture: Here is a warning to the wealthy that I also need to be aware of.  They should weep and groan with grief because of the misery that is coming on them.  Their riches have rotted and their clothing has become moth-eaten.  Their gold and silver have corroded and the corrosion will testify against them and eat their flesh like fire.  They have hoarded their wealth and treasure in the last days.

Behold, the pay they withheld from the laborers who mowed their fields is crying out against them, and the cry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. They (the rich) have lived luxuriously on the earth satisfying all of their evil desires and have fattened their hearts as in a day of slaughter and have condemned and murdered good men who did not resist them.

Suggested prayer: Dear Lord, Your heart is towards the poor and needy. May mine be the same . . .

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