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Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Trouble with Riches

Matthew 19:23–24

John Calvin writes that Jesus’ proverb “is highly useful to all; to the rich, that, being warned of their danger, they may be on their guard; to the poor, that, satisfied with their lot, they may not so eagerly desire what would bring more damage than gain.” Even if we do not hold vast riches, our culture tempts us to believe that the pursuit of wealth (otherwise known as “upward mobility”)is the be-all and end-all of life. May we never believe this soul-damning lie.

For further study:

1 Kings 3:1–15

The Bible in a year:

Psalms 116–119:48

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.