“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
Rimshot! Jesus had a good sense of irony. People with money, I mean ‘real money,’ are accustomed to making things happen their way. Just ask a Billionaire (maybe one running for President) when the last time He/She said “I’m sorry” or asked for forgiveness… There is an entitlement that comes along with money and power. It is hard to admit you cannot pay your way to righteousness. The more money you have and the higher your position, the less likely it is that someone will put you in your place. Be careful… “rich” is something we all tend to think is someone else. If you’re able to read this blog post, changes are, you have more individual wealth than 99% of the rest of the world. Trust in God. Realize our true identity is of a beggar relying 100% on God’s grace for salvation.