Today is my women's Bible study day. We're going through the book of James using the LifeChange Bible study series from NavPress, and I'm really enjoying it.
In addition to studying the Word, we've challenged each other to commit some of the book of James to memory. This week's verses are James 1:1-11. (Well, actually, it's supposed to be 1-10, but my OCD self sees that the paragraph ends at verse 11, so I'm going through 11 because...I can't not...)
As I was working on the new verses for this week (9-11) some thoughts arose.
The verses say:
James 1:10 says the rich man is to glory in his humiliation. Note this doesn't say he is to glory in being humiliated. It says to glory in his humiliation...in his being made to realize that his wealth has no bearing on his eternity. If he is a Child of God, his salvation is something that happens apart from his wealth or social standing.
I don't know the spiritual condition of those historically wealthy families, the Vanderbilts, Astors, Morgans, and so on.
I don't know the spiritual condition of the current crop of billionaires, either.
But I do know, rich or poor, it is the same for every person. There is one way to become a Child of God, and it has nothing to do with money. It has everything to do with Jesus.
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