“THE WEALTHY DEAD”
Some reasons the wealthy are not to be envied:
1A. SORROW (5.1)
1B. We need to understand that James is dealing with the unsaved rich in verses 1-6.
2B. James advises these men to weep and howl.
3B. Great sorrow should overwhelm them because of the great miseries they shall have to endure.
2A. SECURITY (5.2-3)
1B. How do you usually feel about this thing of security?
2B. But what about the security of the wealthy?
2A. SELFISHNESS (5.4-6)
1B. Verse 4 mentions cheating.
2B. After cheating comes comfort, verse 5.
3B. Verse 6 points out their condemnation of the righteous.