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Real Faith: Hoarders or Heart Givers: James 5:1-6

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Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you.
James 5:1 (NLT)

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
1 Timothy 6:10 (ESV)

Finding Financial Freedom Requires…

1. KEEPING GOD IN FOCUS 

What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?
1 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT)

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Haggai 2:8 (NLT)

Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are
moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you have hoarded will testify against you on the day of judgment.
James 5:1-3 (NLT)

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT)

2. KEEPING OTHERS IN HIGH ESTEEM

For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
James 5:4 (NLT)

Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.
Proverbs 14:31 (NLT)

3. KEEPING YOUR HEART IN CHECK

You have spent your years on earth in luxury, satisfying your every desire. You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter. You have condemned and killed innocent people, who do not resist you.
James 5:5-6 (ESV)