Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." (Luke 18:22 NRSV)

Our world is materially rich. We are a prosperous people. People have their houses filled with toys of every kind. The stock market has reached new heights. New millionaires are created every day. We personally may not feel very rich, but as a people, we are. We are so rich that it has become a spiritual problem. Money has begun to obscure some of our more important values.

There is nothing wrong with having material possessions, unless they become a stumbling block to our relationship with God. Just ask the rich young ruler.


Dear God, wow, you have blessed me with many good things. May I never let the things of this world keep me from your world. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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