Are you content?
"Again I tell you, 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." (Matthew 19:24)
"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." (Matthew 6:24)
Think about it.
If God allowed somone to have all the money and all the pleasures of this world, why would they see the need for God? Jesus isn't saying that a person with money can't get into heaven, but what He is saying is that can be much more difficult, because their attention may not be where it needs to be, and that is on the cross.
"But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it." (Matthew 7:14)
The enemy rules over this world. By giving you all the pleasures and sins it has to offer, you can be blinded to God's goodness and desire to have a relationship with you.
How about if along with all that money and all those pleasures that person (and their loved ones) also never got sick, had any marital problems, etc,. Would that make it more or less likely they'd ever cry out to God?
Folks, this is why God "allows" struggles in our lives. He wants us to realize we can't do this this on our own. He wants us to see through the devil's tactics and come to Him.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
Even if you have all the money in the world, perfect health, a perfect marriage, perfect kids, all the success and recognition you could ever have hoped for, recognize yourself as a sinner. Confess that to Jesus and turn your life over to Him.
The reality is we live in a broken world. If yours hasn't broken yet, don't be too content, because at some point it will. And when it does, all those worldly "things" listed above will be of little solace to you.
Come through that narrow gateway, cast aside your old master and run to the one you were created to embrace.
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
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