Luke 18: 18-30
verses 24-27: Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
Money has such a powerful effect on people. It can change people, rarely for the better. It can change our perception of others. It affects how we treat people. It often determines one’s choice for career. Yet it is so unimportant in an eternal sense. “You (truly) can’t take it with you.” Maybe that is the image Jesus is trying to convey- even at his last breath, a rich man is trying to carry all of his wealth into eternity, but the doorway is just too narrow for all of that.
With God, all things are possible. Money can be seen for what it is and can be- a tool. It can be used for good. And a person’s faith in God will determine his true wealth. I don’t ever want a love for money to overshadow my love for God.
Father God, you have showered me with blessings. May I be a good steward of all that I have, for I know it all came from you. Help me to be generous and compassionate toward others. Amen