'Wealthy' Tagged Posts

'Wealthy' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions: August 4, 2019

August 4, 2019 For full passage click: Luke 12:16-21 … “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” vs. 20 It’s hard to know what to do with this parable from Jesus. Typically we like to deflect the point of the story and imagine that it applies to others. But that’s hard to do when we’re the ones building bigger barns!…

Daily Devotions: January 2, 2019

January 2, 2019                                                                                                                         To read full passage click: Psalm 72:1-7 …“Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.” vss. 1, 4 The people of Israel always had high expectations of their rulers, and even sang about their hopes in temple rituals. The psalmist might have composed this psalm for an enthronement ceremony, and there…

Daily Devotions: September 6, 2018

September 6, 2018 James 2:1-10 …“But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court?” vs. 6 James couldn’t believe what he was seeing in the early Christian community. From his perspective, the leaders were showing a definite preference for the rich. They were the ones who were welcomed effusively and given preferred seating. He had seen first-hand how the poor behaved, they didn’t have fine clothes…