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Rich People, Too Bad for You

December 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

James 5:1 (New Living Translation)

Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you.

Boy, I wish I were rich. Uh, well, read the above verse. Terrible troubles haunt rich people.

The not-so-rich (loads of money) don’t worry about the stock market, the prime rate, the price of gold and other precious metals, trends in real estate, who is head of the Fed, and a host of other things that affect the bottom line.

The poor can have a bottom line as well. I guess the middle class has a bottom line, too.

I suppose if any of us worry about money or other measures of “richness,” we are in for trouble. Please God, help me be content and neither rich nor poor. Help me to use a different measure of “richness” than most of us use.

Tags: James · New Testament

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