A Man And His Money
James chapter one and verse nine. We're speaking today on this subject, A MAN AND HIS MONEY. "Let the brother of a low degree rejoice in that he is exalted, but the rich, in that he is made low, because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. 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. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he is tried," and that word means tested, "he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him." Now, we've been talking about passing the test of life. Remember the messages that we've already preached on the book of James, how that we all have many trials and many temptation. Which come to test us. And one of the biggest test of what we are and in one of the biggest tests of a man's character is his relationship to money and material things. And you can almost tell a something about a man all the way through his life if you find his attitude and his action toward money and his reaction toward money. Sometimes you have to watch the reaction. I heard of grandpa who won one hundred thousand dollars in the sweepstakes and they were afraid to tell him because he had a weak heart and they thought that it just might do him in and so, they asked the pastor, if the pastor would tell him. The pastor they said had a way with words and so the pastor sat on the front porch and rocked with grandpa for a while and then just casually said grandpa, what would you do with a hundred thousand dollars if you had it? Why, he said, that would be easy, I'd give it all to the church and the pastor fell dead.
Now, so our reaction to money. You know, we have, there a lot of uh, a lot deceptions about money, a lot of misconceptions about money, illusions about money, ha, some people believe that money ...
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