Monday August 1, 2022

Monday – August 1st – James 5:3     -----    
5:3) Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you have hoarded will testify against you on the day of judgment.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
     Woot, woot!!  Monday is here as well as the first day of August. Life is flying by and so is the summer. For those of that age or occupation, have thoughts of school already started to invade what is left of your summer? By the end of this month all but our SunRise pre-school kids will have made their way into a classroom. With the random starts for college kids heading off, teachers heading back, parents filling supply lists, and students getting excited - SunRise will have a “pray-over” day for all students, teachers, administrators, and support staff on Sunday August 7th during both inbuilding worship services. This is your special invitation to mark on your calendar and attend in person this next Sunday morning.

     In our pick verse today, James continues to teach on how Christians are called by God to be fair in all relationships. While James’ original audience members include the wealthy of first century Jerusalem, the foundation of his message is timeless even unto today. The corrosion or tarnish on their precious metals is a witness to their extreme hording and thus leads to their judgment and destruction. The “last days” should be taken as the time between Jesus’ first and second comings. While the early Christians believed that Jesus was returning soon, the time frame here is extended until He does return at the end of the ages. Therefore, since we don’t know the day or time of Jesus’ return, we are always living in the last days. This is not the time for us to amass earthly treasures, but instead focus on preparing for His re-appearance. Are you ready if the Jesus returned today? The bigger question is are you ready if He doesn’t?

  Pastor Jim
Tuesday – August 2nd – James 5:4
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 40333-40334). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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