The Rich Man = Job 27;19-22, Matthew 19;23-24, James 1;11

The Rich Man = Job 27;19-22, Matthew 19;23-24, James 1;11

Job 27;19-22

The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not. Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night. The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place. For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of His hand.

Proverbs 18;11

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

Matthew 19;23-24

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Mark 10;23-25

And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

Luke 12;16-21

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? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luke 16;19-26

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

James 1;11

For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.



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Hello Miz KJV Only;

This reminded me of Luke 12:13-21. Jesus teaches and warns against greed.

My wife and I were taught early in our careers under the old school of America, if you start young and fill your barn with savings, you will be comfortable to enjoy the ways of the world come retirement.

That old thinking peeled off through the years as we chose more and more to follow God's ways of blessings for obedience.

Our most important blessings of love, repentance, forgiveness, peace, maintained good health, helping others and giving the Lord back what is His, these all have been received by God and these blessings are far more lasting than we can imagine. It never runs out.

The secondary things like our home (not a large mansion but it's paid off.) Our vehicle is running good, the clothes on our backs replace the good clothes we give away and there is always food on the table.

As we have reached 50% retirement, I'm retired from my career but still serving in the church, and my wife is near the end of her career, we are debt free.

There are those who are incredibly blessed with good careers and financial provisions. They have homes, drive nice cars and have money in their pockets. But can only muster a little bit of time to serve others and give only a few bucks in their weekly offering.

The Scriptures you share and study just doesn't sink in with the world. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God reference
Mark 23:25 - ESV

Like I said earlier, my wife and I used to follow the teachings of the old school world, and it took prayer but also prayer from others to help us see what God revealed to us. The problem is not that we had lots in our nest egg, it was our attitudes. We thought this was all there is to life to be content.

God bless
you, Miz KJV Only, and for sharing.