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All things before His eyes

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Introduction

Who is James taking too and about, uses prophetic language
Related to 4:13-17, 1:7-11
Rich believers and the Unrighteous

The whicked rich will fall

The wicked rich will fall

Don’t ever be jealous of the rich and powerful
so often the object of envy
so often the object of disgruntled people
Philippians 4:11 ESV
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Philippians 4:12 ESV
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
2. They have laid up their treasures here, we lay up our treasures in Heaven
2. They have laid up their treasures here, we lay up our treasures in Heaven
riches to rags
all their possessions have become waste, rotted, moth-eaten
not the wealth it self that is condemned it’s the attitude of greed
Matthew 6:19 ESV
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
3. All the fraud, mistreatments, cut throat antics, are before the Lord. They has stored up wrath for themselves. Don’t be in with this group of people
1 Timothy 6:10 ESV
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.
1 tim 6:10
the poison of greed eats people up
Matthew 19:23 ESV
And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven.
Illistration
One day a certain old, rich man of a miserable disposition visited a rabbi, who took the rich man by the hand and led him to a window. “Look out there,” he said. The rich man looked into the street, “What do you see?” asked the rabbi.
“I see men, women, and children,” answered the rich man.
Again the rabbi took him by the hand and this time led him to a mirror. “Now what do you see?”
“Now I see myself,” the rich man replied.
Then the rabbi said, “Behold, in the window there is glass, and in the mirror there is glass. But the glass of the mirror is covered with a little silver, and no sooner is the silver added than you cease to see others, but you see only yourself.”903
A businessman had an angel come to visit him who promised to grant him one request. The man requested a copy of the stock-market quotes for one year in the future. As he was studying the future prices on the American and New York stock exchanges, he boasted of his plans and the increased riches that would be his as a result of this “insider” look into the future.
He then glanced across the newspaper page, only to see his own picture in the obituary column. Obviously, in the light of his certain death, money was no longer important.904

Expect the coming of the Lord, with Patients

Patiently endure our tenure on earth
We are here for good works, bringing Him Glory
Look for opportunities to serve the Lord
2. Establish your hearts for the coming of the Lord
the coming of the Lord should stemulate perserverence and patients
There is no time for grumbling against one another, He is the judge and He is standing at the door
Look at the examples of the saints before us , Steadfastness of Job
3. Get to work and let your yes be yes and your no be no vs 12 above all
Matthew 5:33–37 ESV
“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
matt 5:
Currently what are you doing for the Lord and the advancement for the Kingdom
Are you distracted? are you committed? The Lord doesn’t need you. He desires you
Genuine faith is proven in our actions, don’t be fooled
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