And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
I. Abram, whilst "very rich," was TRULY GODLY.
II. Whilst "very rich," Abram was VERY godly.
III. Abram, whilst "very rich," highly VALUED "A GOOD NAME."
IV. Abram, whilst "very rich," TAUGHT HIS CHILDREN TO TRUST, not in uncertain riches, but IN THE LIVING GOD who gave them richly all things to enjoy.
V. Whilst "very rich," he was VERY GENEROUS.
VI. Whilst "very rich" Abram did not forget that his riches were NOT HIS OWN.
VII. Whilst "very rich" in earthly possessions, HE SET NOT HIS HEART UPON THEM. Conclusion:
1. It is a very noticeable and suggestive fact, that the thought of the earthly riches of Abram has a very limited place in the minds of men.
2. Rich or poor in this world, we all need to be poor in spirit.
3. Rich or poor, we may have "durable riches" through Jesus Christ.
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