Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. - Mark 10:21-22
I’ve been reading through Randy Alcorn’s book Managing God’s Money: A Biblical Guide. In it he talks about this story. He says, “Jesus did not call each and every disciple to liquidate their possessions, give away all their money, and leave their homes. But Jesus knew that money was the rich young man’s god. The principle is timeless: If Christ is not Lord over our money and possessions, he is not our Lord.”
Are we letting money lead how we approach God, or are we letting God lead how we approach money?
Dave’s messages the past few weeks have been great, but they only scratched the surface on the topic of money. Money plays such a huge role in our daily lives. I think it’s something we all need to learn more about from a biblical perspective.
If you haven’t read it yet, I’d highly recommend Alcorn’s book that I mentioned. It has been great! Reading it will help you dig deeper into what the God says about money and challenge you to consider how it is impacting your life and the lives of those around you.
Be good at being rich,