LETTER FROM JAMES
TO THE CHURCH, AND THE PERSECUTED ONE’S
FOR STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT
James 1: 9-11
9. Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.
10. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.
11. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.
Here James is speaking concerning the poor, and rich believers. He is saying believers in low positions, who are poor, ought to actually rejoice in their new life in Christ, rather than fall into despair, because low position, means high position in GOD. He is talking about humility that the believers in humble positions receive, and as far as the rich in material possessions, pride, and humiliation comes along with the package.
You rich – do not be so prideful in your possessions, because all you own and have, can be taken away in a moment, and pass away like the wild flower in the field. You might be rich in your possessions, but your soul is blind, and naked, repent in your ways, and give GOD the glory.
And to the poor – rejoice for the LORD himself will exalt you, for even if you do not have much wealth, you are rich in Christ beyond measure.
The Rich man needs to take pride in humbling himself as a Christian, realizing that he too will fade away. Everything of material value will corrode, and be destroyed, only your soul will live forever.
Have u thought about your soul?
It is very precious to Christ. Accept him in your life, and you shall live forever.
Lord Jesus I come to you in my humble circumstances, gave me the grace to accept my place right here on this earth, and to be content right where I am. As a wealthy man I also come to you, and ask that you keep me humble, and that I don’t become proud, and arrogant in my ways; that I acknowledge you in all of my ways; that I don’t pass the less fortunate ones, but give GRACE to the humble. For what you give me, belongs to you, what I own, belongs to you too. In Jesus MIGHTY name, Amen!
This lesson was facilitated by Tera Brown, and Lena Joseph @ SWORD STUDY DELIGHT via FACEBOOK
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