God loves both the rich and the poor. However, it is difficult for the rich to love the Lord because they can so easily become absorbed in the things they possess. Jesus warned that wealth can be highly dangerous. He told how difficult it was for the rich to be saved when He said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” (Luke 8:24-25). God doesn’t condemn wealth. The warning is about the attitude that an abundance of money and possessions can cause. Paul wrote, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10). For more information on stewardship, please contact Max Buban.
About this blog
Welcome to my running online dialog on matters of our life together in faith community at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church—where the grace of Christ Jesus our Lord engages each of us and, in turn, sends us out to engage others with that grace as well. I look forward to learning and growing together.
- Pastor Steve Wachtman