Cornerstone

“Riches have a predictable end, and they bring with them predictable temptations, but God shows us better way through a world that is obsessed with wealth.”
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February 2, 2020 

Navigating our world's economy can be confusing and frustrating.  Sometimes we feel like we don't have enough money.  Sometimes we feel like we shouldn't desire money as much as we do.  Sometimes we feel oppressed and powerless under the thumbs of those that have more money than we do.  But in this week's passage, God shows us the way forward by providing a stern warning for the rich, and a promise of hope for for the rich and poor alike.

Application Questions

  1. In what ways in your life do you experience the temptation to use your riches for dishonesty or fraud?
  2. How might decisions you make or the things you do with your money contribute to economic injustice (dishonesty, fraud, manipulation, oppression)?
  3. In what ways in your life do you experience the temptation to use your riches for indulgent, self-focused comfort?
  4. In what ways do you feel personally oppressed by the riches of others?
  5. As you steward what God has given to you, what would a life of faithful patience look like?
  6. As you respond to not having things you desire, or having things be kept from you by others, what would a life of faithful patience look like?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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