Thursday, March 14, 2013

Howl You Rich!

Asaph's conflict was that the high and mighty rich of
the land, get off scott free. However, I made a stop in
the New Testament and discovered some strong words
in the book of James:

"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your
miseries that shall come upon you.

Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are 

Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them
shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh
as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for 
the last days." (James 5:1-3, KJV)

James is not simply speaking of the well-to-do. No, he is
talking about those who collect and hoard wealth at the
expense of others with a goal to control them. The recent
president of Venezuela is an example. Chavez raped the
land of its wealth, shut down the freedom of the people,
and died with 2 billion dollars, money and goods taken
from the people who became poor under his leadership.
Chavez died of cancer in his belly. He suffered a long
time. See the line above: "...shall eat your flesh as it were
by fire." James also talks about the time we are living in.

God says that He knows about this and the story is yet
to completely unfold.
Reader, our God is a God of Justice.

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