Devotions

BURNED UP

“For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.” (James 1:11)

In the above verse, James writes about the blooming grasses and flowers that are in Palestine – that flourish with beautiful color and then dry up. James also borrows part of his illustration from Isaiah 40:6–8. “The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
When the rich man’s possessions are burned up, he will have the true riches, just as the poor man does. If you are wealthy, make sure you have a true spirit of humility and don’t trust in the possessions of life. Trust in the living GOD!