In verses 1-4, James led out with the paradox that believers can have joy in trials. In verses 5-8 we saw that this comes by seeing God’s wisdom—not being a double-minded minded man, but single-hearted in our trust that we serve a generous God who loves us, even in the dark.
In verse 9 James turns our attention to a trial many of face? Money issues.
This is one of the biggest temptations that lures us into being double-minded. Jesus warned “You cannot serve God and Mammon.” Now why is money so important to us? Why does money so easily become a trial for us?
Why is money the source of divorces? The source of fights? The source of so much of our worry and fear? Why does money cause us to fall into self-pity and constant complaining? Why does it cause us to envy others? Why does it lead to such bitterness in our spirit that we lose our intimacy with God