Exegesis of Light · James

The evanescence of earthly riches

Where is he who makes his boast in the veneered halls of Mammon?
Where is the gatherer of dust?
Where is the heart tied to the strings of gain…beating to the rhythm of mammon’s song?
Show me this man! We will have words with this man!

James 1:9-11 Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. 11 For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.

Our world today is driven unmistakably by the avarice of Mammon. Men bend all the power of their time, minds and will to pursue and make vast collections of the gold dust of Mammon. Men today will do more…yea almost anything for the cause of the gain of mammon…it is almost true that many today truly live for the gainsay of money. Selah

But our hearts ought to be postured rightly. We must be first for the King and the cause of His righteous kingdom…we must learn to subdue mammon as a slave and keep avarice and greed beneath our feet.

We must refuse to have ourselves exalted by the trinkets of mammon…we must learn to say no to that voice that tells us to puff up in the vanity of our gainsay and look upon with condescension the brother who has not gathered much of mammon’s trinkets in his bosom. God help us!

For all that makes the treasures of this fallen plane, are set to be made nothing by the flow of time. For no sooner is the sun risen with its warmth than the grass of mammon’s glory begins to fade away; its flower falling…its grace perishing…

O dear Reader, tell the brethren; the truest treasure is that untouched by the attrition of time…unfadeable by its tides…
Only in Christ do we discover, possess and store such treasure…O the majestic beauty of it!

Tell the brethren!

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