What does God want for us in these last days before the coming of the Lord? Priorities are important. Living only to acquire wealth robs you of true riches. Worrying rather than worshiping. If you practice what it says in Matthew 6:33, God will meet your needs.
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New Testament: James 5:1-20
Summary: Warning to the Rich, Patience in Suffering, The Prayer of Faith
Now, in these last days before the coming of the Lord, what does God want in our lives? Let’s talk about priorities. To live only to get wealth is to rob yourself of true riches. It is to worry instead of worship. God knows you have needs and he will meet them if you practice what it says in Matthew 6:33.
And we need patience. If you’ve sown the right seed, you will eventually reap a harvest of blessings. So be patient. If others have exploited you, be patient. The judge is at the door.
God has the final say and God has a plan for your life. All life is lived in seasons. Perhaps God is preparing you for the next season. Be diligent if you’re going through trials, be patient. God is still on the throne.
Don’t forget prayer. Many kinds of prayer are named here as we go through the Book of James Chapter 5, prayer for the sick, prayer for forgiveness, prayer for the nation, even prayer about the weather. There’s no need that prayer cannot meet and no problem that prayer cannot solve. And finally, we’ll read about personal concern.
Once again, James emphasizes ministry to individuals. Can you detect when a fellow believer starts to stray? Are you truly concerned? Will you try to help? Will you wait too long?
There is a God who cares for your every need. You should never underestimate prayer’s power, as it is our greatest weapon of defense. For motivation on why we should always pray, watch this video.