One thing is certain: you will either control your wealth or it will control you. Money is subtle temptress...convincing us that we're in control when it actually is. Thankfully, as we study James' word God speaks to us about the Warnings of being controlled...as well as the blessings to controlling, as faithful stewards, the assets God has given to us.
I hope you'll listen to Holy Spirit as we consider God's Word from James 5:1-6. May God bless you as you respond, perhaps even change, according to these Biblical principles.
God bless, Kirk McCormick
William Wilberforce, Money in Christian History,
“I continually find it necessary to guard against that natural love of wealth and grandeur which prompts us always to claim an exception.”
Note: By the way…the Bible never defines what constitutes being “Rich”…
…it only describes the “Rich” as those whose material wealth is more important to them than the teachings of God.
Application: So you can be middle income, and be “Rich”
Warning 1 - Woe to the Greedy.
James 5:1 - “Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries