Lesson 11 – How To Be Wise With Your WealthJune 2, 2020
BOOK OF JAMES
DEVELOPING A FAITH THAT WORKS
HOW TO BE WISE WITH YOUR WEALTH
“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.” James 5:1-6
A. FOUR COMMON MISUSES OF WEALTH
1. Don’t .
“Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.” James 5:3
“Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.” James 5:2
2. Don’t .
“Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you.” James 5:4a
3. Don’t .
“You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence.” James 5:5a
4. Don’t .
“You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.” James 5:6
B. THE RIGHT USES OF WEALTH
“The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.” Proverbs 21:20 (TLB)
- How to Save
- Learn to live on a .
- Learn to be .
- Why Do Christians Save?
- Prevents us from .
- Allows us to have .
- Let your money .
“Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.” Proverbs 13:11 (LB)
“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23
(1) Does not harm
“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.” Proverbs 23:4
(2) Does not harm
(3) Does not harm
“It is better to have a little, honestly earned, than to have a large income, dishonestly gained.” Proverbs 16:8 (GN)
(4) Does not harm
“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2 (NASB)
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5
“It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself.” Proverbs 11:24-25 (LB)
“On every Lord’s Day each of you should put aside something from what you have earned during the week, and use it for this offering. The amount depends on how much the Lord has helped you earn. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.” 1 Corinthians 16:2 (LB)