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From what source
comes the power to get wealth?
"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is He that giveth
thee power to get wealth." Deut. 8:18.
How may we honor
"Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first- fruits
of all thine increase." Prov. 3:9.
What caution is
given concerning riches?
"If riches increase, set not your heart upon them." Ps.
Can riches be
retained to our own hurt?
"There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches
kept for the owners thereof to their hurt." Eccl. 5:13.
Give an example
"Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou
hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and
follow Me, But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for
he had great possessions." Matt. 19:21, 22,
Is it easy for
the rich to enter the kingdom of God?
"And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto His disciples, How hardly
shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!" Mark 10:23.
What charge is
given to the rich?
"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high
minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who
giveth us richly all things to enjoy." 1 Tim. 6:17.
What are they
further instructed to do?
"That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to
distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good
foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal
life." l Tim. 6:18, 19.
attend the getting of riches?
"But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many
foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition." 1
What makes rich
without adding sorrow?
"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no
sorrow with it." Prov. 10:22.
How are true
"By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and
life." Prov. 22:4.
depend on earthly possessions?
"And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a
man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."
Will silver or
gold be able to deliver in the day of wrath?
"Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in
the day of the Lord's wrath." Zeph. 1:18.
How did Moses
esteem the reproach of Christ?
"Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in
Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward." Heb.
classes of rich men.
"There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing; there is
that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches." Prov. 13:7.
Give an example
of the first class.
"And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich
man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall
I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I
do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my
fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid
up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto
him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast provided?" Luke 12:16-20
What lesson may
we learn from this parable?
"So is he that
layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." Luke
words are addressed to the rich oppressor?
"Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold
and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you,
and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for
the last days." James 5:2, 3.
How may the poor
of this world be counted rich?
"Hearken, my beloved brethren; hath not God chosen the poor of this
world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to
them that love Him?" James 2:5.
Can we estimate
the worth of the eternal inheritance?
"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived
by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside Thee, what He hath prepared
for him that waiteth for Him." Isa. 64:4.