Daily Devotional – Riches and Poverty

Rich man and Lazarus - Wikipedia
Lazarus and Dives, illumination from the Codex Aureus of Echternach Top panel: Lazarus at the rich man’s door Middle panel: Lazarus’ soul is carried to Paradise by two angels; Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom Bottom panel: Dives’ soul is carried off by two devils to Hell; Dives is tortured in Hades

Luke 16:19-25

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Instead of the usual Devotional today I am submitting for your reading and edification a short Sermon by J.C. Ryle.Thanks to my friend Steve Rebus @ The Whole Armour Of God for the inspiration for this.

Two of my favorite Ryle quotes are: 

“My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of men; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth.”

“I am one of those old-fashioned ministers who believe the whole Bible, and everything it contains!”



The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus needs no introduction or context that Ryle’s sermon will not provide. So I will leave it at that: 



Riches and Poverty

J.C. Ryle, 1878


There is only one question that needs to be asked today are you Spiritually Rich or Poor?  

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