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“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle then for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” Mark 10:25

We don’t often think of the disadvantages of being rich.

Thank You, Lord, for knowing just how much to give and what to take away in order for my trust to be in You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

It’s Easier

Being wealthy
– isn’t always the answer
– that we think
– it will be
But being rich
– in what Jesus gives
– can satisfy us
– completely.


  1. Debs I’ve been thinking a lot about what God has to say about money lately. The main thing that I ask myself – am I ready to sell everything and provide for the poor?
    Then also the thing about taxes and paying dues. Jesus says give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. Reminds me of how people get when its time to pay taxes. And I tell myself give to the government what belongs to the government. From this I deduced that money isn’t the provider. The Lord is the provider. The money we have doesn’t belong to us, He allows us to have it, to test if we can be good stewards. I am just a steward of the money and other possessions that I have in life and all I have. So I must use it for His glory and not be deceived into the selfish ideology that the money belongs to me. The only thing I can truly own and is mine is my relationship with Jesus. Thanks for this lovely poem… trying to make a desktop background outta it!

  2. That is such an interesting topic, because riches are one of those “relative” things. Some might look at my family…the size of our house, the number of cars, and decide we are poor. Another person who has no house or car might decide we are rich. But no matter how much we have, there is one thing we all have in common…if we “all” give away “all” of our material wealth we would all be penny-less,so we all would hesitate if asked to give it all away. It makes me glad for the verses that follow.

    26And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

    27And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

    You are so right! What Jesus offers is so much better. I really like these words:

    “Thank You, Lord, for knowing just how much to give and what to take away in order for my trust to be in You.”

    The Lord is so wise, and so loving. He cares about the condition of our hearts and is so faithful to prune away the things that are not beneficial…even sometimes material things. Great post! 🙂

  3. Deb, I agree with Theresa, I’m glad for the verses that follow! This post reminded me of, you guessed it, a song. 😉 “Satisfied Mind” by Johnny Cash. One of the verses is:

    Money can’t buy back
    your youth when you’re old.
    Or a friend when you’re lonely,
    or a love that’s grown cold.
    The wealthiest person
    is a pauper at times.
    Compared to the man
    with a satisfied mind.

    Whenever I hear this song I also think how money can’t buy a relationship with Jesus or eternal life. And that’s more valuable than anything in this world. Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda

  4. Thank you, Rita, for such a wonderful comment. I love the reminder that none of it is ours anyway. I NEED reminded of that and He is good and faithful to do that. 🙂 And that the only thing we truly own is our relationship with Jesus. Beautiful! God bless you and your relationship with Him! 🙂

  5. Oh Theresa . . .this was so good. Like one of your posts! 🙂 Yes, would any of us be willing to sell everything? Great point and so is the relative one, where our poor is someone’s rich. Yes. I asked my husband to donate whatever he had in mind to spend on me to the mission/shelter in the nearby city. Because I had a home and food to eat and clothes on my back. I have much!!! (he wouldn’t do it though)
    That He knows what we need, each of us, to keep our hearts with Him . . .I love that. My need brings me closer to Him. 🙂
    Thank you and God bless you and your tender heart for Him!

  6. That song is soooo good, Linda! Thank you for adding that here! And you have me praising Him for having a totally different currency system going on that has nothing to do with money, but everything to do with Him. May your Christmas be rich in Jesus!

  7. Wow ….

    Such depth of a poem and such depth in the comments…

    All I can say is “Thank You, Lord, for knowing just how much to give and what to take away in order for my trust to be in You.”

    Richer than I thought,

  8. Oh rich and lovely one . . .God bless you and your Christmas! Thank you for your support and encouragement! It means so much!

  9. When there is a lack of material riches yet there is abundance of You Lord, my riches overflow!

    Deb thanks for the riches that you keep on sharing!

  10. He has made me rich with friends like you! 🙂 Thank you for overflowing joy into my life! love you!

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