INTRODUCTION: The way up is down. It is not your material
resources that take you through the testings of life; it is your
spiritual resources. V.9-l0 is from God's perspective. The
royal Son of God stripped Himself of the glory of His majesty
and voluntarily became the Father's bond-slave.
I. CONTRAST IN MATERIAL RESOURCES. v.9-l0a
Test of poverty! Humble position in life.
A. THE RICH POOR MAN: SPIRITUAL POSSESSION. 9
"Undistinguished" - someone who seems to be of no
importance. A man's life does not consist in the
abundance of things he possesses.
Romans 8:l8, Matthew 23:l2, II Cor. 4:l7-l8
2. Coveteousness. Mark 4:l9
Beware of spiritual pride
"Rejoice" - a joy that is inwardly felt and
outwardly expressed (to exalt)
B. THE POOR RICH MAN: SPIRITUAL POVERTY. l0a
I Timothy 6:l7-l9
Test of possessions
John D. Rockefeller - How much money to make one
happy? "Just a little more."
I Sam. 16:6ff ELI-AB, Samuel, House of Jessee, David
II. CONV ...
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