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Riches


1. The true riches. Eph 3:8; 1Co 1:30; Col 2:3; 1Pe 2:7.

2. God gives. 1Sa 2:7; Ec 5:19.

3. To God belongs this world’s riches. Hag 2:8.

4. God gives power to obtain. De 8:18.

5. The blessing of the Lord brings. Pr 10:22.

6. Give worldly power. Pr 22:7.

7. Described as

a. Temporary. Pr 27:24.

b. Uncertain. 1Ti 6:17.

c. Unsatisfying. Ec 4:8; 5:10.

d. Corruptible. Jas 5:2; 1Pe 1:18.

e. Fleeting. Pr 23:5; Re 18:16,17.

f. Deceitful. Mt 13:22.

g. Liable to be stolen. Mt 6:19.

h. Perishable. Jer 48:36.

i. Thick clay. Hab 2:6.

8. Often an obstruction to the reception of the gospel. Mr 10:23-25.

9. Deceitfulness of, chokes the word. Mt 13:22.

10. The love of, the root of all evil. 1Ti 6:10.

11. Often lead to

a. Pride. Eze 28:5; Ho 12:8.

b. Forgetting God. De 8:13,14.

c. Denying God. Pr 30:8,9.

d. Forsaking God. De 32:15.

e. Rebelling against God. Ne 9:25,26.

f. Rejecting Christ. Mt 19:22; 10:22.

g. Self-sufficiency. Pr 28:11.

h. Anxiety. Ec 5:12.

i. An overbearing spirit. Pr 18:23.

j. Violence. Mic 6:12.

k. Oppression. Jas 2:6.

l. Fraud. Jas 5:4.

m. Sensual indulgence. Lu 16:19; Jas 5:5.

12. Life consists not in abundance of. Lu 12:15.

13. Be not over-anxious for. Pr 30:8.

14. Labour not for. Pr 23:4.

15. They who covet

a. Fall into temptation and a snare. 1Ti 6:9.

b. Fall into hurtful lusts. 1Ti 6:9.

c. Err from the faith. 1Ti 6:10.

d. Use unlawful means to acquire. Pr 28:20.

e. Bring trouble on themselves. 1Ti 6:10.

f. Bring trouble on their families. Pr 15:27.

16. Profit not in the day of wrath. Pr 11:4.

17. Cannot secure prosperity. Jas 1:11.

18. Cannot redeem the soul. Ps 49:6-9; 1Pe 1:18.

19. Cannot deliver in the day of God’s wrath. Zep 1:18; Re 6:15-17.

20. They who possess, should

a. Ascribe them to God. 1Ch 29:12.

b. Not trust in them. Job 31:24; 1Ti 6:17.

c. Not set the heart on them. Ps 62:10.

d. Not boast of obtaining them. De 8:17.

e. Not glory in them. Jer 9:23.

f. Not hoard them up. Mt 6:19.

g. Devote them to God’s service. 1Ch 29:3; Mr 12:42-44.

h. Give of them to the poor. Mt 19:21; 1Jo 3:17.

i. Use them in promoting the salvation of others. Lu 16:9.

j. Be liberal in all things. 1Ti 6:18.

k. Esteem it a privilege to be allowed to give. 1Ch 29:14.

l. Not to be high-minded. 1Ti 6:17.

m. When converted, rejoice in being humbled. Jas 1:9,10.

21. Heavenly treasures superior to. Mt 6:19,20.

22. Of the wicked laid up for the just. Pr 13:22.

23. The wicked

a. Often increase in. Ps 73:12.

b. Often spend their day in. Job 21:13.

c. Swallow down. Job 20:15.

d. Trust in the abundance of. Ps 52:7.

e. Heap up. Job 27:16; Ps 39:6; Ec 2:26.

f. Keep, to their hurt. Ec 5:13.

g. Boast themselves in. Ps 49:6; 52:7.

h. Profit not by. Pr 11:4; 13:7; Ec 5:11.

i. Have trouble with. Pr 15:6; 1Ti 6:9,10.

j. Must leave, to others. Ps 49:10.

24. Vanity of heaping up. Ps 39:6; Ec 5:10,11.

25. Guilt of trusting in. Job 31:24,28; Eze 28:4,5,8.

26. Guilt of rejoicing in. Job 31:25,28.

27. Denunciations against those who

a. Get, by vanity. Pr 13:11; 21:6.

b. Get, unlawfully. Jer 17:11.

c. Increase, by oppression. Pr 22:16; Hab 2:6-8; Mic 2:2,3.

d. Hoard up. Ec 5:13,14; Jas 5:3.

e. Trust in. Pr 11:28.

f. Receive their consolation. Lu 6:24.

g. Abuse. Jas 5:1,5.

h. Spend, upon their appetite. Job 20:15-17.

i. Folly and danger of trusting to-Illustrated. Lu 12:16-21.

28. Danger of misusing-Illustrated. Lu 16:19-25.

29. Examples of saints possessing

a. Abram. Ge 13:2.

b. Lot. Ge 13:5,6.

c. Isaac. Ge 26:13,14.

d. Jacob. Ge 32:5,10.

e. Joseph. Ge 45:8,13.

f. Boaz. Ru 2:1.

g. Barzillai. 2Sa 19:32.

h. Shunammite. 2Ki 4:8.

i. David. 1Ch 29:28.

j. Jehoshaphat. 2Ch 17:5.

k. Hezekiah. 2Ch 32:27-29.

l. Job. Job 1:3.

m. Joseph of Arimathea. Mt 27:57.

n. Zacchaeus. Lu 19:2.

o. Dorcas. Ac 9:36.

30. Examples of those truly rich. Mt 5:8; 8:10; 13:45,46; Lu 10:42; Joh 1:45; Php 3:8; Jas 2:5; 1Pe 2:7; Re 3:18.

31. Examples of wicked men possessing

a. Laban. Ge 30:30.

b. Esau. Ge 36:7.

c. Nabal. 1Sa 25:2.

d. Haman. Es 5:11.

e. Ammonites. Jer 49:4.

f. People of Tyre. Eze 28:5.

g. Young man. Mt 19:22.