1.  What is the best way for us to understand James reference to the “rich” in this passage?

2.  Why is living in luxury and self-indulgence condemned by James?  What are some ways we are guilty of this sin?

3.  What are some examples of the rich and powerful condemning and murdering the righteous?

4.  Can you think of examples of how the “system” embraces institutional sin and injustice to the weak?