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Wealth and Poverty

November 16, 2014 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Proverbs

Scripture: Proverbs 8:18–8:21

Wealth and Poverty
Proverbs 8:18–21
November 16, 2014

I. God blesses the righteous with wealth. Proverbs 8:18–21, 22:4, 13:11

II. Two causes of poverty.

   A. Foolishness. Proverbs 10:4–5

   B. Injustice and oppression. Proverbs 13:23

III. The wise must show concern for the poor. Proverbs 22:9, 28:27, 29:14

IV. Know the limitations of wealth.

   A. Things more valuable than wealth. Proverbs 15:17, 16:16, 22:1, 28:6

   B. Wealth brings a new set of challenges and temptations. Proverbs 13:8, 30:7–9

   C. It can’t save from the day of wrath. Proverbs 11:4, Matthew 16:26

Questions for reflection:
What are the dangers or snares connected with wealth? What are some of the challenges
that are created by wealth?
What would you say are some of the chief reasons for the poverty we see in our nation today?
How is Jesus an example of showing concern for the poor?
In what ways can we show concern for the poor?