DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, October 07, 2017

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James 5:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

  1Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl (5:1a)

James is calling for the rich to take heed to what follows.  In the above passage, James singles out the rich saying you rich weep and howl, in their need for urgency to take heed to his words. This is not because the rich are more sinful than others are. However, the rich have the greater temptation to let their earthly riches surpass their need for the incredible riches in Christ. The rich have more of a tendency to perceive that they have no need for God but can depend on the security of their wealth. James is warning them that they need to not be overly concerned about their riches in light of what is about…

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