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1210 – It Is Possible to Be Rich and Godly 富有又敬虔—是有可能的

Mark 10:27-30 (NJKV) But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.

Money is neutral because we all need it to survive, but it is a problem when money becomes an idol in our lives—when we trust in money more than we trust in God and worship Him.

When Jesus said, “With God all things are possible”, it means it is possible to be rich and godly. However, that only happens when we are very clear that we are stewards of God’s money and He is the source of our provision. If that’s the case, it shouldn’t be hard for us to part with our money, because it has no hold over us. We need to have a paradigm shift from having money as our security or our god to having God as the source of our provision, so we can be a blessing to the ministry and those in need.

The disciples were greatly astonished when Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” (v24). Because they were not poor people, they could identify with the rich young ruler in some ways. Peter was a fisherman who had workers working for him, while John ran his father’s fishing business and had important friends and relatives in the Jewish council.

When we are working with God, being yoked with Him and having His Kingdom in mind, money will not be an idol in our lives. Jesus is the Lord of our lives when we have consecrated our lives to God. When Jesus told His disciples, “With God all things are possible”, He wanted to assure them because they had left everything including families and properties to follow Him. Jesus told them that they would receive a hundredfold now in the areas of houses, lands, brothers and sisters, along with persecutions during their lifetime and inherit eternal life. The purpose for the hundredfold on earth is for the work of the ministry.

Sermon Series: Are You Young and Rich?


富有又敬虔—是有可能的

馬 可 福 音 10:27-30 耶 稣 看 着 他 们 , 说 : 在 人 是 不 能 , 在 神 却 不 然 , 因 为 神 凡 事 都 能 。彼 得 就 对 他 说 : 看 哪 , 我 们 已 经 撇 下 所 有 的 跟 从 你 了 。耶 稣 说 : 我 实 在 告 诉 你 们 , 人 为 我 和 福 音 撇 下 房 屋 , 或 是 弟 兄 、 姐 妹 、 父 母 、 儿 女 、 田 地 ,没 有 不 在 今 世 得 百 倍 的 , 就 是 房 屋 、 弟 兄 、 姐 妹 、 母 亲 、 儿 女 、 田 地 , 并 且 要 受 逼 迫 , 在 来 世 必 得 永 生 。

金钱是中性的,因为人生在世谁都离不开钱,但是当金钱成为我们生命中的偶像,当我们对金钱的信靠超乎对上帝的信靠和崇拜时,金钱就成为问题。

耶稣说:“在神凡事都能”,这意味着既富有又敬虔是可能的。 然而只有当我们明了自己是上帝的钱财的管家,而祂是我们供应的源头时,在神方才“凡事都能”。 如果是这样的话,与手中的金钱分离对我们来说就没啥困难了,因为它无法控制我们。 我们需要从以金钱为安全或偶像,转变到以神作为我们供应的来源,好叫我们能够祝福事工和有需要的人。

当耶稣说:“倚 靠 钱 财 的 人 进 神 的 国 是 何 等 的 难 哪!”,门徒们就分外希奇。(马可福音10:24)。 因为他们不是穷人,他们与那富有的财主多少有些心有戚戚。 彼得是一位渔夫,手下有雇工,而约翰则经营父亲的渔业,并在犹太人议会中有重量级的朋友和亲戚。

当我们与神同工,与他同轭并以祂的国度为念时,金钱就不会成为我们生命中的偶像。 当我们将生命奉献给神时,耶稣就成为我们生命的主宰。 当耶稣对门徒说:“在神凡事能”,祂是在向他们保证,因为他们是舍下了一切包括家庭和财产来跟随他。 耶稣告诉他们,他们将在房屋,土地,以及兄弟姐妹上得百倍,并且要在今生受迫害并继承永生。在地上的百倍收获正是为了事工的工作。

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