Matthew 19: 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
Have you ever wondered why it was a shock to hear Jesus say it is hard for a rich person to enter Heaven? To better understand you must go back about 1900 years in time. Who were the rich? Where did they come from? How did they get rich?
Many of the “rich” were the Pharisees and Sadducees. In other words, they were asking: Jesus if the religious leaders are not going to make it then who can get into Heaven?
There is a difference between being religious and being saved. There is a difference between using religion for personal gain, as were the Temple leaders, and serving God by serving His people. The issue is not the money but rather how they got it and how important it was to them. They, the Priest, were religious. They loved the power and money more than they loved God’s people. Christ is looking for people who are saved and faithful to Him. Christ is looking for people who want to serve others rather then to be served. Those who are willing to worship rather than be worshipped.
Have you given Him your life? Are you living for Jesus? Are you serving Him by serving His children? These are the questions that bring true wealth to life. These are the questions that lead to eternal life.
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