Bible Study Lesson – February 19, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 7: The Wealth Paradox (James 5:1-3)
- What type of problems can wealth create? What “miseries” can it bring?
- It’s not wealth itself that is the problem, but the way that it is appropriated and used. how does James suggest that wealth should be used (1:27)?
Lesson 8: The Power Paradox (James 5:4-6)
- What happens when we don’t pay someone their wages or pay them fairly?
- What does the metaphor “fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter” mean contextually (5:5)?
- How can we metaphorically “murder” the righteous person (5:6)? How does what we learned in Lesson 4 expound on this point?
Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:10 “the love of money is the root of all evil.” Being financially stable is not bad, but who do you depend/rely upon . . . your money or your God? Take time to evaluate your motives and evaluate whether you use your wealth for good or for self.
February 26, 2020 – Lesson 2: The Farmer Waits (James 5:7-8), Lesson 3: No One Likes A Whiner The Farmer Waits (James 5:9-10), and Lesson 4: Endurance Is Only Learned The Hard Way (James 5:11-12)