Love Like Jesus–Make Friends With Money: Chapter 27

Use Unrighteous Wealth To Make Friends CroppedToday’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 26: Love Like Jesus — Open The Door To Heaven. Love Like Jesus is due to be published in January of 2020.

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

Luke 16:14



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Love Like Jesus–Make Friends With Money

Jesus money Love Like Jesus Make friends with moneyAnother hard one for many.

The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. -Luke 16:14

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So what were the Pharisees sneering at? Jesus had just made the statement, “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Luke 16:13)

And the Pharisees loved money.

So they sneered.

You know what, I’ve noticed many of us Christians have a tendency to tap dance around the topic of greed. Maybe that’s partly because of it’s subtlety. We all need money to live, right? But how do you know when you’ve stepped over the line? “When someone commits adultery,” says Timothy Keller, “they don’t say, ‘Oh, hey, wait a second, you’re not my wife!'” But when we get greedy, sometimes, it’s hard to recognize it. But honestly, that’s probably not the main reason we tap dance around the issue. We’ll get to that later. Continue reading