Topic: Beware Of Love For Wealth In Your Christian Walk.
Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
Scripture: Matthew 19:23-30
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed? • What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Jesus Christ utters an explosive statement in v.23. And when combined with the fact that the camel will more readily enter through the eye of a needle than a rich man entering the kingdom of God, it becomes a serious issue. But we know Abraham was very rich and so also was king David. Yet, they walked well with God.
Is Jesus saying the rich will not enter the kingdom of God? Wealth has the tendency of making people feel independent of God, become materialistic and self-sufficient. Love for riches can be a minefield for believers, but not the riches per se (1 Timothy 6:9,10).
Notice the disciples’ astonishment in v.25 and the clarification which Jesus gave in v.26. The bare fact is that without God, salvation is impossible. Thank God for making it possible by giving us His only Son as Saviour.
Notice again the disciples’ concern (v.27) and the benefits that accrue to them and anyone who opts to follow the Lord Jesus (vs.28-30). We can expect our rewards of material things, in greater measures, only if we have willingly forsaken or forfeited them for the sake of Christ. What is the most important of the rewards?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• My God and Father, help me acquire a healthy understanding and use of wealth as I live for you. • Ask the Lord to go ahead of you into the coming week and make your way smooth and safe.
Prayer for the week
Pray for the salvation of our families, our parents, children, brothers, sisters, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends. Claim the promise of God that you shall be saved, you and your family. Pray for Dominion City Church.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Matthew 24:46;Ruth; Acts 8:26-40
Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th July 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God