Warnings to the Rich

James 5:1-6

(James 5:1) "Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you."

When we read in the Scriptures concerning warnings given to the rich, we often dismiss them as being not applicable to us. After all, we aren't rich! We are struggling just to get by…or are we? The term 'rich' is a relative term. To someone with little, we may seem to be very rich! We need to understand that the underlying principle here deals with our attitudes, not our portfolios.

I. Weep And Howl … Judgment Is Coming. v1

II. Weep And Howl…Wealth Is Not Lasting. v2-3a

III. Weep And Howl…Hoarded Wealth Will Destroy. v3b

IV. Weep And Howl…For How We Are Living Right Now. v4-6

What is James telling us this evening?

True and lasting riches come only from God.