True Wealth

By Linda Tancs

How do you define wealth? The dictionary defines it as material prosperity. Are you wealthy in what matters to you? That was the condition of a rich man in a parable told by Jesus. The man was so successful that he didn’t have enough space to store his harvest. So he tore down his barns and built bigger ones, only to die that very night and bring it all to naught. The point of the story is that the man defined wealth by what mattered to him and not by what mattered to God (Luke 12:16-21). Be rich in what matters to God. The rest will wither like grass (1 Peter 1:24).


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