This week’s ‘Gospel Advocate’ lesson over James 5:1-12 asked an important question … a question the Bible discusses hundreds of times (seems that way). “What example should Christians set when it comes to wealth?
Here are some answers that I took note of:
- Gain it by honesty. Being wealthy isn’t a sin. Gaining wealth through sin is! (1 Timothy 6:9-10, Ecclesiastes 5:18, Ephesians 4:28, Proverbs 28:8, Leviticus 19:35-36)
- Use it righteously. Be mindful of investments that sow benefits from unrighteous behavior! (Proverbs 1:10-19)
- Don’t use it as a standard to judge people. The richness of a soul doesn’t always equate to one’s wallet! (Leviticus 19:15, James 2:3)
- Use it to help others. Wealth is a tool and a responsibility! (1 Timothy 6:17, Job 31:16-19, Proverbs 19:17)
These are only a few examples that Christians, according to God’s word, should set when it comes to wealth.
Can you think of others?