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Then since this is case our first priority should be to ensure that justice is carried out around us, that we show mercy to our "neighbors," and that we practice our faith and not just talk about it, while letting go all stereotypes, forms of discrimination and hatred.
TREASURE IN HEAVEN
A rich young man was wealthy enough for this life but he wanted to know about eternal life. He was unsure of his destiny and came to Jesus seeking security for his future.
Luke 18:18-25 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into kingdom of God.
Notice how Jesus did not challenge young ruler's claims about his life, but said that he still lacked just one more thing. He then told young man to sell all that he had, distribute to poor, and he would have treasure in heaven.
This focused on his wealth and caused rich man to become very sorrowful because his money was obviously most important to him.
However, Jesus clearly makes service to others last indication of fitness for eternal life aside from keeping ten commandments.
Therefore real wealth involves following Jesus by living not to be served, but to serve others and to devote one's life to well being of others.
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