Humility and Money, Part 1
Passage: James 5:1–5:6
The letter of James presents truths concerning practical Christian living. James points us to two key words when it comes to practically living the Christian life:
- Faith – Trusting God
- Humility – Dependence upon God
Faith and humility are to woven into every area of life … including money.
1A. THE COMING MISERY OF THE RICH (5:1-3a)
1B. Who are the rich?
2B. What are the rich to do?
3B. What will happen to the rich?
4B. Why will this happen to the rich?
2A. THE CURRENT MINDSET OF THE RICH (5:3b-4a)
1B. Store up treasures
2B. Steal from the laborers
3A. THE CAUTIOUS MESSAGE TO THE RICH (54b-6)
1B. God sees and hears
1C. The cries of Christians
2C. The choice of the Rich
2B. God knows and acts
1C. God’s Perspective
2C. God’s Patience
- The gospel delivers you from the misery James addressed. “Behold, now is the accepted time; Behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2).
- Pursuing God’s kingdom first directs you to seek and set your mind on things above, not on the earth (Matthew 6:33; Colossians 3:1-2)