Mark 10:23?-?25 NIV
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Worldly riches provide so many options which seem valuable, so it’s easy to be blinded from true value – Jesus. And completely miss the kingdom.
It’s still possible,, and rich people do go to heaven. But they’ve learned it’s not what they own, it’s what owns them that will blind them from truth.
Whether I am rich with money, health, intellect, looks, personality, skills, privilege, or anything else, other than Jesus, then the question is…am I using those riches to serve Jesus? Otherwise I’m serving the riches.
Lord, you are the riches I seek. Sometimes I can become blinded by deceit. This world is full of much false riches. I am grateful to know true riches, through you Lord. In Jesus name, amen.