Monday, April 14, 2014
Gathering in Christ
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
Jesus is opposed to all possessions -- not only money and property, but any kind of possession… [the cares of this world]… It may be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven, but it is just as hard for a poor man to seek first the kingdom of God…Did Jesus know what He was talking about, this poor Carpenter who had not a pillow of His own and never enough money to pay a night’s lodging? Yet He spoke like that, and also said “the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desire for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful”?
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 104 (4/14)
From The Highest Good