What are you trusting…wealth or grace?

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

James 5:2-3 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.  Your gold 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.

Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, in a sermon series on James:

The problem is not with wealth itself. Wealth is a gift from God. The problem James is addressing is that sinful men and women often allow wealth and riches to become the be all and end all of life. What such people forget is that riches will not last. Material possessions rot and decay. The finest clothes are eventually consumed by moths. Even precious metals eventually rust and tarnish. James’ warning here echoes the words of Jesus elsewhere. As Jesus himself warns us in Matthew 6:19-21,“do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and…

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