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The place of material possessions in the life of a Christian


Last updated 8/21/2008 at Noon

During the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry it was not unusual for the people of Israel to take their unsettled disputes to a respected Rabbi; but Jesus refused to become involved in at least one dispute about money (see Luke 12:13-34). However, out of that request, Jesus took the opportunity to teach his followers about the place of material possessions in their lives.

To those who had an abundant supply of possessions, Jesus spoke the “Parable of the Rich Fool.” He never saw beyond himself. There is no parable which is so full of the words “I,” “me,” “my” and “mine.”...

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