Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”

If the Teacher is right, why then is everyone trying to get rich?

Here a rich man wants to be with God forever. He asks Jesus - Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? When Jesus told him to keep the commandments of God, the man said that he was doing this from childhood.

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.

This response caused Jesus to remark - Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

If the Teacher is right, why is everyone still trying to get rich?

Are most motivated by a desire to make money to give to the poor? Do people seek wealth primarily because it can be used to help others.

The fact is - the Teacher is right. Money is a burden. Riches and the gaining of more of them usually becomes an obsession that interferes with the pursuit of God
Making money, managing money, spending money consumes more and more of our time. And time is the stuff of which life is made! Then, before we know it time is up and riches are left behind.

Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!"

“I tell you the truth," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.”

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