A reminder for today
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21)
Good day my friend. How are you? I do hope all is well and that you are enjoying your time in prayer with the Lord. I love to pray with my son. It is a thing we do together just before he goes to bed and it is amazing to spend that specific time in the Lord’s presence. I can see the Lord working in his life and it is such as blessing.
So what does Jesus mean when He says that you should sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor? This is a tough one. Sell everything! Give it all away! Every day I see how the rich drive in their expensive cars and live in their mansions. Many of them has that entitlement attitude where they think, because of their wealth they have the right to do what they want. I saw a woman at school this morning that just parked her Porsche in the middle of the road holding up the traffic so that she can drop of her kids. Jesus said that it would be harder for the rich to get to heaven than it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.
Now getting back to selling your possessions. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. (Acts 2:44-45). This is what the Lord meant. He meant that instead of living in a mansion, you could stay in a normal house and give that money to the poor so that they can also live in a house. Drive a normal car so that your money can help those who need transport. Jesus meant that we share what we have so that no one will live in poverty.
It is sad to see so many good Christians become corrupted by their wealth and their uncontrollable desires to have more and bigger and better. Our goal is to have treasure in heaven and therefore we should share what we have with those that does not have. Why am I telling you this? I am reminding you that this life is not the life we will live. This life is a mere drop in the ocean compared to what we will have. Why would you try to hoard up in a temporary environment when you can have so much more in eternity?
"Yes," Jesus replied, "and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then." (Mark 10:29-31)
Lord, I pray that we will have humble hearts and hear your call to help those in need. Let us give, form what we have so that we can have treasure in heaven. Show us and teach us to give as you did and let us wear your armour so that we can defeat the enemy. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.