Welcome to day 20 of our James Bible Study! Unpack James 2:5-6 today.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
Since going to Haiti in 2013 the Lord has really impressed upon me that we are the rich! The rich who Jesus says will have a hard time getting into heaven. Friends, that is US. It is not those sitting in mansions as we so often let ourselves believe.
It is those of us with a roof over our heads, food in the fridge, internet access, cellphones, and free public schooling. It is those of us with running water and toilets that flush.
Don’t be deceived thinking it is only the wealthiest movie stars. And when we start looking at our lives in a different way, we realize how blessed we are and become thankful.
So today, think about how rich you are. Even if you don’t really feel it. Because being thankful changes your heart.
Continue memorizing verses 1-5.