SALVATION: Poverty Is Not A Condition!


No, Jesus is not against material riches, but He isn’t for it either.
If you work diligently and wisely, saint or sinner, you will make money, and what you do with it will determine if GOD is pleased with you or not.

And being materially poor is not a condition that always need fixing;
there are people like Mahatma Gandhi, who make ASCETICISM, (severe self-discipline, avoiding all forms of indulgence) a lifestyle.

The Messiah was #Ascetic, and He consistently upholds that His follows avoid or reject the materialist, self indulgent lifestyle.

He teaches us that, to make what we have what we need is wealth, (CONTENTMENT).
but this is spiritual riches that the world does not regard.

Remember how He told the rich young ruler to sell all he had, give them to the poor, (become poor) and come and join Him live the #Ascetic lifestyle because He wanted to show the young man spiritual riches?, alas the money of the rich, the indulgent comfort it brings often becomes an impediment for them to know genuine spiritual wealth which doesn’t come without SELF-SACRIFICE.

Solomon prayed, “….don’t make me either rich or poor; just give me enough food for each day. If I have too much, I might reject you and say, ‘I don’t know the Lord.’ If I am poor, I might steal and disgrace the name of my GOD.”-Proverbs 30:8-9.
This aptly articulates the prayer of Jesus in Matthew 6:11, which says, give us today our daily bread, (meaning rich or poor we must daily depend on GOD).



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