“And a final word to you arrogant rich: Take some lessons in lament. You’ll need buckets for the tears when the crash comes upon you. Your money is corrupt and your fine clothes stink. Your greedy luxuries are a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. You thought you were piling up wealth. What you’ve piled up is judgment. All the workers you’ve exploited and cheated cry out for judgment. The groans of the workers you used and abused are a roar in the ears of the Master Avenger.” 5:1-5 MSG
You thought you were piling up wealth; what you’ve piled up is judgment.
God is unbelievably clear about how the rich should treat the poor.
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” Matthew 6:24
Maybe it’s not money for you. But what else are you trying to serve? What else do you pile up and worship instead of God? Who do you step over to preserve your own quality of life?
Tomorrow we start the book of Chronicles!