Payday is Coming
February 7, 2021

Payday is Coming

Passage: James 5:1-6

Payday! The word has a welcome sound, doesn’t it? Most likely, every worker, in every culture and country around the world knows that word in their native language. The toil, the sweat, the exercise of brawn or brains, finally produces a reward. Now, you and I can provide for our needs and the needs of our families. Our labor has been rewarded, the necessities of life can be bought or bartered, and physical life will be sustained.

Just for a moment, suppose that you worked all week at your job, whatever that is, and at the end of the week you DID NOT receive the paycheck you were promised. How would you feel? How would you respond? At the very least you would feel cheated; all that labor and no reward. I find it interesting that many who would rise up in indignation at the withholding of a person’s wages, and rightly so, somehow think they can live their entire lives in self-gratification and not expect a proportionate reward. We want to look at such a group in today’s study.

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