Sunday, September 20, 2020

Seek NOT wealth


JESUS said:

"But many that are first shall be last; 

and the last shall be first."

Matthew 19:30 

King James Version

Consider this is a companion article to what I wrote a week ago, "What a JUST Society Ought to Be".

But these articles had to be written, if you are a true follower of Jesus, or wish to follow Him. 

The LORD carried nothing, save for God in His heart.

He ministered to the lowly, the forgotten, the sick, the sinful, the possessed, the sick in spirit.

That was the whole purpose of His ministry, to be there for people that others don't care about, or wish to forget.

If we are true followers of Jesus, we cannot shun our brothers and sisters suffering, because society purposely forgot them.

These covid days are very telling.

If you want to know what the rich are up to, pray to God.

The Holy SPIRIT will enlighten you.

But the rich are in a precarious place.

Their souls are at stake.

They cannot buy their way to heaven, even with good works.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 

King James Version

Further, listen to what Jesus said, when a wealthy, young man asked what he lacked, considering he had followed the 1o Commandments, from "his youth up".

And this is how Jesus replied, to the great sorrow of the young man:

21 Jesus said unto him, 

If thou wilt be perfect, 

go and sell that thou hast, 

and give to the poor, 

and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: 

and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, 

he went away sorrowful: 

for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 

Verily I say unto you, 

That a rich man shall hardly enter 

into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, 

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, 

than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:21-24 

King James Version

Has the enormity of that, sunk in yet? 

Poverty and wealth can be measured, not by material lack, or riches alone, but primarily from the lack or riches of the spirit.

A true believer of CHRIST does not have a desire for the things of the world.

The world cannot offer us true love, peace, or joy.

Sure, perhaps, momentary delights will work.

But I assure you, those are the things that will endanger our soul.

Our heart is all God cares for.

10 I the Lord search the heart, 

I try the reins, 

even to give every man according to his ways, 

and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 17:10 

King James Version

The mighty CREATOR has no need for your worldly offerings, and possessions.

Those are all man-made -- for distractions -- so you may forget to worship God.

Let's not forget who rules the world.

God only cares to know what you have in your heart. 

There is no hiding ANYTHING from God.

All He cares about is:

Do you believe in Him?

Do you love Him?

Do you love His SON?

Do you love each other?

Can you offer your ALL to God?

Will you follow Jesus?

Will you listen to the Holy SPIRIT of God?

Is God the only Spirit that fires up your life, and being?

Those are the questions that matter to God, if you were to follow SCRIPTURE -- the Word of God.

JESUS is the WORD of GOD, so Jesus and Scripture are one, and the same.

All instructions for living our lives are on the Bible.

We only have to believe in JESUS, repent, watch, study, pray, obey, and not worry about the things of the world.

Long after we're all gone, Jesus will still be here.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, 

but my words shall not pass away.

Matthew 24:35 

King James Version

Even as I wrote this piece, only the SPIRIT of GOD can touch your heart, as He did mine, thus, I was able to write this.

Seek not wealth, my dear friends.

Seek only GOD.

Your whole future, and those you care for, completely hinges upon CHRIST.

He is our SALVATION.

He always lived by example.

Our peace and hope lie in JESUS alone.


All verses from, which gives this "Verse of the Day", which I know, is meant for me, and is truly my objective in writing my posts:

"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, 

but that which is good to the use of edifying, 

that it may minister grace unto the hearers."

Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Updated 21 January 2022