23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 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. (Mark 10:23-25 KJV)
I don’t know about you but before I even read this or was told this I only wanted enough money, riches, to get by comfortably. What am I to do with the rest? I can’t take it with me when I die. I could give it to my descendants but wouldn’t that tempt them into making a bad decision with God? I could give it to charity but did you hear about the Red Cross using a large amount given them for overhead and other things other than where it was suppose to go? So, what am I to do but have and use only what I need now.
I look at the minister in Houston as well as other ministers and watch them get rich, some filthy rich and I wonder if they even read and believe the Bible, believe what God says. They look for money and material things and thumb their nose at the down trodden, their parishioners and anyone that doesn’t have their status. They will lie, cheat, tell half truths and dare anyone to call them out about it. Isn’t Jesus’ word explicit enough. It is not a metaphor, it is plain and simple. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. Sometimes I can not get a section of thread to go through the eye of a needle. I guess those rich people (ministers) want their joy now and then let the chips fall where they may.
I like to have money and I like good times but I don’t go overboard with what I have. It’s a shame having to watch what little I do have because the scammers, out right crooks and a lot of ministers (more than I ever want to count) are out to get as much money from me as they can. I am careful although I get caught up in a weak moment. My fault.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19 KJV)
There in 1 Timothy chapter six lay the case flat in front of everyone’s eyes. All through the Bible rich people did not spread even a little of their wealth. Does it hurt them to give a little when there is so much of it? What about property? Why not open the doors of the church to comfort and save a life, many lives? God has spoken. They may be fine here on earth but you will not find them in Heaven. If you are unfortunate enough to go into the belly of hell you may find them and see how much of that wealth they have with them.
We must all get on our knees and pray for forgiveness, atone our sins and pray that our prayers are excepted but more-so the rich and the sinners. I see that many, many sports and entertainment people are making huge donations for Houston, Texas but what they are giving is the tiniest of a tiny portion of what they have. If all the millionaires and billionaires would give an amount that would ALMOST hurt them, Houston, Texas would have all the money they need without the government’s help. However, it’ll never happen.
Let’s keep all victims in our prayers and it’s not too late to lend a hand, just a little money. They now have nothing and need a hand, just a little. But, watch for the crooks. Be careful and remember, God will remember you.