READ: “But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” 1 Tim 6.8.
THINK: Our basic needs are few, but greed always wants more. The Christians becomes rich by being content with what he has. Contentment comes “when we escape the servitude of things” (Wm. Barclay). Having God, the saint has everything, Heb 13.5. He is the only good of the faithful, Psa 16.2. Greed is never satisfied, Prov 30.15-16. Continue reading
Every man has his price. So says the cynic. And there are enough people like the soldiers at Jesus’ tomb to give him reason for his affirmation.
So they took the money and did as they were instructed.
Matthew 28:15 NET
The guards at the tomb had seen a horrifying angel. They knew about the resurrection of the Crucified One. They saw up close the power of God.
Even at that, they accepted the bribe and lied about the facts.
Throughout his gospel, Matthew says much about money. In the Sermon on the Mount, he cites Jesus’ words, “You cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24b).
For whoever serves money has his price.
UPDATE: I’ve now included the entire poem on the post here, for all to enjoy. Continue reading