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  1. “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you…” (James 5:1).

    1. The message here is not to condemn the rich; after all, riches and honor are from the LORD (Proverbs 22). The message is about the rich who think their riches are ‘the end’ AND NOT ‘the means to the end.’

    2. The message is about LOVING the ‘gift’ over the ‘giver of the gift.’

    3. The reason for weeping and howling is spelt out in 1 Timothy 6:10. Love of riches have tendency of drawing people away from God.
    “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

    4. God wants us to allocate resources He’s giving us in a responsible manner. After all, we are stewards.


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