Someone has said, “The only thing money can give you is the freedom to not worry about money.” That is a very true statement. There are many people that never worry about money because they have a great deal of it, but money cannot give them the things that really matter in life.
If you study the Bible you will discover that it has much to say about the subject of money. The Bible has much to say about the use and misuse of money. Jesus had much to say about money. In fact, in about half of the parables Jesus told, he dealt with the subject of money.
James 5:1-6 reads like one of the piercing passages spoken by an Old Testament prophet, about the wealthy misusing their money to hurt the poor. James knew very well that you can measure a man by his attitude toward money, and especially his money.
Dr. Billy Graham once said, ‘’If a person gets his attitude towards money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.’’ We measure men by the money they make. But God measures men by the way they make money and use their money. Today in James 5:1-6 we are going to learn that money matters.