Throughout the Bible there are numerous passages dealing with money. And whether it's by direct instruction or example, the clear message is that God wants us to be rich (focused and devoted) toward Him, rather than rich (having money and things) according to the world's standards. James' stern warning absolutely reinforces this message. I was particularly drawn to verse 5, which highlights the powerful pull money can have over us when we take our eyes off of God.
"You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter."
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