Jesus never said you deserve a huge house, nice car, big pay check and a sweet job. In fact, everything in the Gospel points to simplicity rather than luxury.
This isn’t to say that you’re not allowed to have nice things but that Jesus didn’t promise you are going to be given them.
God’s plan for each of our lives is different, and we need to understand that not everyone is going to make the same amount of money, drive the same types of cars or even live in the same type of housing.
Luke 12:15 (MSG)
Speaking to the people, he went on, “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.”
What we need to understand is that Jesus did say we need to love our neighbours, help those who are in need, and that the widow and homeless deserve to be loved as Christ loved the church.
You are not promised nice things, but you do get to experience the love of Christ, and that is worth more than anything this world can offer.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 (NLT)
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Written By Jarrid Wilson