Bible Study Outline 21

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

Introduction
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.

DISCUSSIONS
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)

CONCLUSION
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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