Jesus on Money
He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. - Luke 1:53
But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. - Luke 6:24
Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” - Luke 18:25
Jesus is not afraid to speak about the rich, and often his words are full of challenge. That is disturbing, especially in a time in history when one half of the world’s population makes less than $10,000 a year…. because it’s hard to define ourselves as anything but rich.
So look back over these comments from the Gospel of Luke with honest eyes and a humble heart.
Why would God send away the rich?
Why is a problem that the rich “have already received your comfort”?
Why is it hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of God?
Ponder those things. Talk with God about those things. Pray about those things.