Matthew 19:23 – Great Possessions

Today’s Readings: Ex 10:1‐12:13, Matt 20:1‐28, Ps 25:1‐15, Prov 6:6‐11

Something that jumped out to me: Matthew 19:21-23 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.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven.

I think many Christians in America would agree with me when I say that I struggle with this passage. I’m not wealthy by US standards, but I’ve got so much stuff. Several years ago I heard a guy teach this passage and say that the wealthy man’s problem wasn’t just how much stuff he had, but how much he valued the stuff he had. That hit me like a ton of bricks. I often place too much value on my stuff. I’m a frugal spender and I spend slowly. Giving is never frivolous for me.

Pray with me today that God will place a real and eternal value/perspective on our stuff.


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