May 21, 2017
The righteous is concerned with the rights of the poor
In Chapter 4 verses 13-17, James is reproving businessmen who are believers.
Jam 4:13-17 is an exhortation.
But in chapter 5, verses 1-6, James is pronouncing impending doom on rich people who are unsaved.
Jam 5:1-6 is a prophetic pronouncement.
They are not condemned because they are wealthy.
They are condemned because they abused their riches for evil.
The rich that James is addressing in chapter 5 are in the last days, and they will soon face the Judge.
In that day of slaughter, they will weep and howl for the miseries which will come upon them.
James addresses the unsaved rich in keeping with what the Old Testament...
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