James 5:1-6 Which treasure do you want?

James 5:1-6

A warning – not to those who have worked hard and reaped financial rewards – but to those who have lived in luxury and self-indulgence at the expense of others (v 4-5). Those who have lived lives pursuing the wrong things. Loving things and using people instead of the other way around.

What struck me was the finality of it all.

You have laid up treasure – past tense.

Your riches have rotted and have corroded – past tense.

You have lived on earth in luxury and self indulgence – past tense.

And miseries are coming – future tense.

We are all laying up treasures every day. But what kind?

The earthly kind that rots and corrodes?

Or the heavenly kind that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading (1 Peter 1:4)?

Because, in the end, it will be too late to choose differently.

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