The danger of riches: Mark 10-11

Dear Lord may we find our eternal security in You. Help us remember we are blessed to be your blessings to others. Amen.

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Today’s reading: Mark 10-11.

“Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury. It’s his provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with his money not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build his kingdom in heaven.” ― Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity

“Why is money a root of evil?”

As Jesus made his final journey to Jerusalem, two events highlighted the power and danger of wealth. First, he encountered a rich young man who sincerely wanted to find eternal life. The young man had lived morally, but Jesus saw that his wealth had become an idol blocking his way to heaven.

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell…

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