The old hymn says, “Than to be a king of a vast domain and be held in sin’s dread sway. I’d rather have Jesus than anything this world affords today.”
Many people believe that you can’t be a Christian and have wealth or influence, given the statement in Scripture regarding “CAMEL & NEEDEL”. It’s crazy to think that God would be more favorable of a person simply because of their affluence or lack thereof. I remember an event we provided at the church I pastored, bringing in a Steinway Piano Artist & members of the Symphony for a Christmas Concert. The room was filled with festive music and celebration unlike any previous event. A great number of people attended who were season ticket holders of the Houston Symphony. They dressed in the latest fashions and were obviously blessed with means. At the conclusion of the evening, I provided a simple prayer and gave opportunity for those who needed Jesus as their Lord & Savior to pray with me. The next evening in a staff/board meeting, one guy said, “This is the first time I ever remember our church going after the ‘up & outs’ of our society.” What a revelation.
Jesus is more concerned about what’s in our hearts than what’s in our homes/garages. Are we blessed with money, power and property that we are using to further God’s work and His kingdom? Do our possessions serve us as we serve God?
Regardless whether we have little or much – what do we do with that which we’ve been entrusted? We should desire to allow the generosity of our great God to be seen through us.