Lesson 41 - Warning To The Rich

LESSON 9 (41)
Warning To The Rich
JAMES 5:1-6

I. Read James 5:1-3

A. What attitude does God have toward hoarding wealth?

B. How does the love of money and riches affect our relationship with God?

II. Read James 5:4-6

A. What do luxury and self-indulgence have to do with the trouble that lies ahead for rich people?

B. Why does James speak so strongly against self-indulgence?

III. What help do the following passages give concerning what we have studied tonight?

A. Prov. 11:28

B. Prov. 23:4

C. Matt. 19:23-24

D. Luke 6:24

E. 1 Tim. 6:9-10


V. Questions to Ponder

A. Compare the descriptions of the rich in this passage with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. How is this both a warning and an encouragement?

B. It has been said that one of Satan’s strategies is to change the price tags while no one is looking so that people value the wrong things. In the light of this, what do people tend to pursue that has little eternal value?

C. How can you invest yourself even more in what will matter forever?

D. How can you use money to honor and glorify God?

E. What do you possess that money cannot buy?

F.  How does James describe the lifestyle of the rich?

G. What is to be reflected in our lifestyle?

H. What kinds of self-indulgent activities are “in now”? Why is this inappropriate for believers? 

  September 2021  
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