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1/29/13 at 11:49 PM 0 Comments

World Wealth: What Did Jesus Tell the Rich?

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One-tenth of one percent (0.1) may look like a small and insignificant number but it isn't. The wealthiest 0.1% control more than half of the world's financial resources.

Jesus offered unpopular advice to the wealthy.

  • Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” - Matthew 19:21 ESV
  • “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. - Matthew 6:19-20 ESV

The Bible teaches that God is no respecter of persons. God doesn't favor the rich over the poor but God also doesn't want anyone turning money into an idol either.

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