Join us as we continue our series in the book of James where Pastor Mark teaches through the life and scripture written through Jesus' little brother.
“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...More 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.” - James 5:1-6
James is not condemning wealth here. Rather, he is rebuking self-reliance and self-indulgence. These men have abused their power and built a fortune on the backs of underpaid workers and overdue bills. While others in the early church are suffering, these men have worried only about their own comforts. The application to prosperous Americans is clear; but it is not as though our neighbors need pay more, as we often suggest. God is calling us to consider our business practices and home finances. Are we comforting ourselves with worldly things while our fellow believers are suffering?
Join us at one of our Sunday services as we study the book and life of James. Service times are 10am, 5pm, and 7pm.