1. From what source comes the power to get wealth?
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth,” Deuteronomy 8:18.
2. How may we honor God?
“Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase,” Proverbs 3:9.
3. What caution is given concerning riches?
“If riches increase, set not your heart upon them,” Psalm 62:10, last clause.
4. Can riches be to our own hurt?
“There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt,” Ecclesiastes 5:13.
5. Give examples of this.
Matthew 19:21, 22; Mark 10:21, 22.
6. Is it easy for the rich to enter the kingdom of God?
“And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto His disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!” Mark 10:23.
7. What charge is given to the rich?
“Charge them that are rich in the world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy,” I Timothy 6:17.
8. What are they further instructed to do?
“They that do good, they that be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life,” I Timothy 6:18, 19.
9. What dangers attend the getting of riches?
“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition,” I Timothy 6:9.
10. What makes rich without adding sorrow?
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it,” Proverbs 10:22.
11. How are true riches obtained?
“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life,” Proverbs 22:4.
12. Does happiness depend on earthly possession?
“And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth,” Luke 12:15.
13. Will silver or gold be able to deliver in the day of wrath?
“Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath,” Zephaniah 1:18, first clause. See also Proverbs 11:4.
14. How did Moses esteem the reproach of Christ?
“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for He had respect unto the recompense of reward,” Hebrews 11:26.
15. Mention two classes of rich men.
“There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches,” Proverbs 13:7.
16. Give an example of the first class. Luke 12:16-20.
17. What lesson may we learn from this parable?
“So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God,” Luke 12:21.
18. What fearful words are addressed to the rich oppressor?
“Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 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 5:2, 3.
19. How may the poor of this world be counted rich?
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?” James 2:5.
20. Can we estimate the worth of the eternal inheritance?
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him,” Isaiah 64:4.
My gracious Lord, I own Thy right
To every service I can pay
And call it my supreme delight
To hear Thy dictates, and obey.
What is my being but for Thee,_
Its sure support, its noblest end?
`Tis my delight Thy face to see,
And serve the cause of such a Friend.
I would not sigh for worldly joy,
Or to increase my worldly good; Nor future days nor powers employ
To spread a sounding name abroad.
`Tis to my Saviour I would live,_
To Him who for my ransom died; Nor could all worldly honor give
Such bliss as crowns me at His side.
His work my hoary age shall bless
When youthful vigor is no more;
And my last hour of life confess
His saving love, His glorious power.