His Name Ministries, Inc., Bethany, OK 73008-1208
God Loves The Rich
by D. E. Stribling
listen, you rich people,
Who are the "rich people?" Could it be that in God's eyes it is any one who has the means to help a neighbor.
God loves the rich as much as the poor. The rich have the potential to do much good for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
It is their track record that causes New Testament writers to speak so harshly of them.
James admonished the rich for hoarding their wealth. James 5:1-5
Paul told Timothy to tell the rich not to put their trust in their wealth, but to put their trust in God. 1 Tim. 6:17
One New Testament hero who was very wealthy, after being with Jesus, gave most of his wealth to the poor. Lk. 19:8
Affluent times create many rich people at the same time that the poor often have less buying power.
Those who have eyes to see know what they should do. Their actions will show God whose side they are on.
Our identity in the Kingdom is determined by the fruit of our lives in this realm. What we did with what we were given is more important than we may realize. Ask God to show you.
1"the phrase eye of a needle referred to the small gate that was opened in the great gate of an Oriental city when the latter was closed for the night. They say it is difficult, but, possible, for a camel to pass through such a gate."