Topic: Riches and the Believers

Text: Proverbs 8:18
Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness

We can pray confidently when we know and understand God’s will (See 1 John 5:14-15). God’s word provides us the benefit of God’s wisdom on every matter and an understanding of His word and will is key to being fruitful (See Matthew 13:23). As we examine the topic of today we receive light and understanding in Jesus’ name. Amen.

1) Are riches God’s will for believers? (Psalms 112:1-3; Proverbs 10:22)
Does the Bible provide any condition under which a believer can desire to be rich in the light of the following scriptures?
(Proverbs 23:4; 1 Timothy 6:9)

2) Are riches a hindrance to faith and conversely, is poverty a catalyst of faith? (Matt 19:23-24; James 1:8-9; 2:5 Matt 11:5; Luke 8:14, 6:24)

3) Explain what the bible terms ‘the deceitfulness of riches’
(Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19)

a) What are true riches/What does it mean to be ‘rich toward God b) What role (if any) does financial riches play in gaining true riches/being rich toward God?
(Luke 16:11-12, 12:16-21; Matthew 6:19-21)

In the words of Jesus, ‘Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt…”. Let us keep our affections on Him and delight ourselves in him.

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