In James Chapter Five we read about the the issue of money, greed, and abundance. We face money issues on a daily basis, simply because money is what fuels the world we live in.
In James Chapter five he addresses the issue of the rich leaning on their wealth and trusting in material items more than trusting in God. In this Bible Study we will talk about what this means for us and how the spirit of entitlement influences our actions in this area of our lives.
In James 5:7 it states:
Think about the farmer who has to patiently wait for the earth?s harvest as it ripens because of the early and latter rains. TPT
As we study James Chapter Five further we can find clues as to what the real purpose of abundance and overflow truly is. All of this addresses a heart issue that is within us not so that we can keep this all to ourselves, but so that our lives are abundantly blessing those around us through our actions.
As the chapter continues we can see that living out of the overflow will require endurance and faith. Once again, James addresses the need to be supportive of those we are serving alongside instead of being a discouragement to them.
James Chapter 5 also addresses prayer and the benefits we can gain by simply taking our requests to God. There is a lot in this passage about prayer. One question I think we all need to ponder is are we to pray, encourage, or sing praises? In this chapter it is showing us that there is a benefit and a purpose for it all.
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