He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
I once heard a financial adviser on the radio talking about how people need to have a million dollars saved up in order to retire at age 65. Somehow that comment and the one from Jesus above seem at odds. The world places its security in material things…while Jesus places His security in God alone. Jesus says many things that turn our ways of thinking upside down. In today’s scripture verse Jesus is sending out His Apostles to spread the Good News without regard to how they will be materially sustained. Is He not calling each of us to do the same? And what is “the Good News“? It is that God loves us all…unconditionally. Did Jesus say anything about amassing money and possessions? Yes! He said you cannot serve both God and material wealth (Matthew 6:24). While we certainly need to be responsible with our finances…money cannot be our top priority. What material things are standing in the way of you living the “Good News”?
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Have a blessed day!