James 5: Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire.
Wow, when you read those words you wonder why anyone would desire to be wealthy! But as you read further you see the real cause of their misery – it is not the wealth for wealth can be used to serve the Lord. Instead it is how they acquired and how they use what they have hoarded.
James 5: Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.