Do Not be Deceived by Earthly Wealth

My family in Christ,

In his letter James was very clear about the need not to be deceived by early riches. That is, when faced by those dressed in fine clothes and those wearing ragged garments we must not show favouritism to one and be unconcerned for the other (James 2:1-4). For one thing, clothes can be very deceptive…

…and, more importantly, Christ died for all of them:

True, Christ’s message (which was also spread by the apostles) is especially directed to the poor in order to lift their spirits and to reassure them that God has not abandoned them. But don’t forget those who were rich by mere earthly standards: the tax collectors, Roman governors, Roman emperors. Even the Pharisee Nicodemus (John 3:1-21) and Malchus (the high priest’s servant whose ear Peter severed in John 18:10) were humbled by Jesus’ divinity. Christians too need help sometimes: for even the strongest believer can be plagued by doubts whilst in the world!

WHATEVER SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL POSITION THE PERSON BEFORE YOU HAS, IT IS LIKELY THAT THEY NEED LIBERATING FROM SOMETHING.

God bless you.

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