From Pastor Perry

08/06/2018 James 5:1-6

James 5:1–6 (ESV)

Warning to the Rich

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 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. 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. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

 

Question:  Can a rich person go to heaven?  The answer is yes.  The hard part is keeping God as your God instead of money.  I will say this, it is harder for a rich person to go to heaven because they tend to depend more on themselves instead of God.  There is often a failure to recognize that their wealth is a gift from God.  With wealth often comes greed.  My next statement is a generalization (which means it is not always true).  Poor people often have greater faith than rich people, because they depend and trust more on God for his provisions.  In a similar way, our faith often grows the most when we are in a valley instead of a mountaintop.

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to always trust you, whether rich or in need, whether on a mountaintop or in the valley of the shadow of death.  Amen.

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we are not coming tonight and we coming tomorrow bible study well you do Phillip a favorite look for my ESV BIBLE FOR ME Please pretty Please my Dear My Bros

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13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
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Look at the Words say they "fell away". The had it, but lost it. Just like the Bible says your name can be blotted out of the Book of Life.

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