Jesus and money: Can you have both?

Mark 10:23-25 (MSG)
Looking at his disciples, Jesus said, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who ‘have it all’ to enter God’s kingdom?” The disciples couldn’t believe what they were hearing, but Jesus kept on: “You can’t imagine how difficult. I’d say it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for the rich to get into God’s kingdom”.

Why is it so difficult for a rich man to get to heaven?
Because he can easily become dependant on money.

Jesus tells us it IS possible but only with God (v27).
That is because with God’s help we can get our heart right. By placing money, investments and possessions far below Him, we can prevent them becoming idols that we worship.

Is your security and safety found in your bank account or your God?

Do you trust God or rely on your wallet?

God wants us to have money and provision but not let our money have us. He is far more precious than any amount of silver or gold anyway. The things of this earth will pass away but God will remain with us!

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’
Hebrews 13:5 NIVUK

Contentment in Christ

Philippians 4:12-13 (NLT)

‘I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.’

I wonder…can you say the same? Are you going through a desert in the natural and living through tough times, scratching for every last dollar to meet the bills or put food on the table?
Or are you living in abundance with plenty which can also have its drawbacks.

The secret has been revealed that no matter what season you are in, you can still have peace and contentment through Christ.

Let Him be your all; your every desire. What an amazing discovery that peace doesn’t have to depend upon your financial or physical status.

True contentment comes through Christ who is your strength. Stop looking in your pockets for contentment. Relationship with Jesus Christ is here. Have you found the Secret of living in every situation?