Study # 37
May 20, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis: God's election of the poor has inheritance in the Kingdom as its backdrop. Introduction: Last week we asked why believers would practice blatant discrimination in favor of the rich and against the poor. We answered that question by pointing out that once God is abandoned as the Source of our security, the old values and beliefs come flooding back in. Those old values and beliefs have to do with the importance of wealth and the belief that one can be secure if he is wealthy enough. Once those resurface, favoring the wealthy and dishonoring the poor is automatic. This evening we are going to begin to study James' correction of that subtle apostasy: God's election of the poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom.