This week we're continuing on this study/wealth seminar as taught on the Believer'sVoice of Victory program on Trinity Broadcasting Network by Pastor George Pearsons
from Eagle Mountain International Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
So without Further Delay:
Wealth and Humility
Foundation Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they 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.”
A. 1 Timothy 6:17—Don’t Be High-Minded
1. High-minded (GK) = arrogant, haughty and prideful
a. Arrogant (Merriam-Webster) = disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or
importance by an overbearing manner
2. AMP: “Charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others.
3. MSG: “Tell those rich in this world’s wealth to quit being so full of themselves and
so obsessed with money.”
4. Paul realized that one of the pitfalls of having wealth is the temptation to see one’s
self as being superior to others.
5. True prosperity walks in humility.
a. The more prosperous we become, the more humble we should become.
B. Luke 16:19-31 (NIV-84)—The Rich Man and Lazarus
1. Verses 19-21: “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and
lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with
sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and
licked his sores.”
a. The rich man never reached out to the beggar.
b. He most likely wanted him out of the way and was relieved when he died.
2. Verses 22-24: “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to
Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in
torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he
called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of
his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’”
a. The rich man began ordering Abraham to order Lazarus to go fetch some water.
b. He would not even speak directly to Lazarus—it was still beneath him.
3. Verses 25-26: “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received
your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and
you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed,
so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from
there to us.’”
a. Abraham tried to talk to the rich man about the beggar and about the great chasm.
b. He completely ignored Abraham on both counts.
4. Verses 27-29: “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house,
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of
torment.’ Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’”
a. Again, the rich man is talking directly to Abraham to send Lazarus to his
b. The rich man is not hearing Abraham.
5. Verses 30-31: “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to
them, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets,
they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
a. Now, the rich man is arguing with Abraham.
b. The wealthy have a tendency to not listen, be prideful and act arrogantly
C. Humility Vs. Pride
1. Proverbs 18:23 (MSG): “The poor speak in soft supplications; the rich bark out answers.”
a. NLT: “The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults.”
b. NIV-84: “A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly.”
2. Proverbs 28:11 (MSG): “The rich think they know it all, but the poor can see right
3. Hosea 13:6 (NLT): “But when you had eaten and were satisfied, you became proud
and forgot me.”
4. Ezekiel 28:4-5 (NLT): “With your wisdom and understanding you have amassed
great wealth—gold and silver for your treasuries. Yes, your wisdom has made you
very rich, and your riches have made you very proud.”
5. Revelation 3:17 (MSG): “You brag, ‘I’m rich, I’ve got it made, I need nothing, from
anyone,’ oblivious that in fact you’re a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless.”
6. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NLT): “This is what the Lord says: ‘Don’t let the wise boast in
their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches.
But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and
understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice
and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have
7. Proverbs 22:4 (NLT): “True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and
There you have it folks, Week 3: Wealth and Humility
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