Why does God want you broke?
“Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” – Luke 12:13-15
Have you ever considered how blessed Jesus or the early disciples were?
No money, no real home to speak of for many of them, always looked down upon, beaten and persecuted for the Faith they had in something they couldn’t see – How blessed is that?
Jesus had little to absolutely zero concern for the things of this world and He encouraged others to do likewise – why?
In not knowing – He is made known! In not having – He provides! In not being able – He shows His ability and willingness to provide for His children!
I just lost one of the best paying jobs I ever had – how blessed am I!
Why? Because after some human pain and agony on why me Lord – I let go and realized God has blessed me with inadequacy so that I might see and share in His Abundance!
Jesus knew the Truth and He was and Is the Truth – The Truth is that God, ABBA wants a One on one personal relationship with you and He wants that to be the most important source of comfort in your life!
Comfort based on anything but Him is No comfort at all! It’s temporary at best and addictive at the worst!
Human comfort and temporary comfort can come in many forms and this is why Jesus said to “Watch out!” Religion, money, drugs, sex, shopping – really anything that takes the place of a Love based relationship with Him can and will eventually rob you of life!
He came to give us an Abundant Life right Here and right Now – would you like to start on it? Take a look at 7 simple questions and scripture at this link and see what answers you get:
At the same time, the Bible also calls financial abundance a blessing (see Proverbs 10:22). And I think we should thank God for our material blessings/possessions. We should know, as you said, that it’s temporary and that God’s Kingdom is what matters, but that doesn’t mean we say that having money is evil. The “love” of money is the root of all kinds of evil, not money itself. It’s like medicine – it can be abused as can most anything else.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts – as I travel and go into some pretty poverty stricken areas the thing I continually see is how America is for the most religious and Not about Grace which is the place that we get to by believing in Christ and which is the point where the law ends and Freedom begins! God would much rather have you broke, living under a bridge and begging and at the same time have a relationship with you – that is the point of the Bible study. You might enjoy these questions:
Thank you again for sharing,