Rich Man (Jeremiah 9:23, Luke 12:15-21, Matthew 6:19-21, Matthew 19:20-24, 1 Timothy 6:9-10, Job 27:19, Proverbs 28:20, Jeremiah 9:24)Jack Graham, 04/23/2017
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Sunday (AM), April 23, 2017
Quote: "The smell of money does things to people, even good people." Chester Goode
Jeremiah 9:23: What is it that I glory in? Don't be foolish!!
Luke 12:15-21: Life is not about 'stuff'!!
Matthew 6:19-21 It always comes back to the condition of the heart!!
Matthew 19:20b-24: "What do I still lack; COME FOLLOW ME."
1 Timothy 6:9-10: Avoid temptation at all cost!
Quote: "l resolve never to do anything which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life." Jonathan Edwards
Job 27:19: The fate of those who value their wealth!!
Proverbs 28:20: Happiness and wealth!!
"Honest people will lead a full, happy life. But if you are in a hurry to get rich you are going to be punished." (Good News Translation)
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23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, (ESV)
15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” (ESV)
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (ESV)
20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (ESV)
1 Timothy 6:9-10
9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (ESV)
19 He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more;
he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone. (ESV)
20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. (ESV)
24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” (ESV)