Prayer 583

The prayer series


Let’s read Matthew 19:16-24,
The rich and the Kingdom of God.

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked,
“Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied.
“There is only One who is good.
If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied,
“‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,
 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said.
“What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus answered,
“If you want to be perfect,
go, sell your possessions and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven.
Then come, follow me.”

22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad,
because he had great wealth.

23 Then Jesus said to his disciples,
“Truly I tell you,
it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Is it really hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven?

I do not understand
why the rich so loves their possessions that
they can not sell their possessions and give to the poor.

Do they fear poor living?
Or do they not trust in you?
Trusting that
you are with them?

I want my all thinking being in you.
So I will think Matthew 19:16-24 again.



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