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Riches - In the OT, physical blessings had main emphasis. Abrahm, Isaac & Jacob were men of physical and material substance. They had great possessions and store up servants. But in this last days, Our Saviour, Christ Jesus has revealed the true nature of riches according to His eternal Word. "To do good... RICH in good works, ready to give,...storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life"(1 Tim. 6:17-19). A young man came to Jesus one day and began to ask Jesus, ...what can I do to inherit eternal life? So Jesus said to him,..."You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and your mother.' " And he answered and said to Him, "Teacher, all these things have kept from my youth." Then Jesus, looking at him loved him, and said to him, "ONE THING YOU LACK (one thing is needed - Luke 10:42): Go your way, SELL WHATEVER you have and GIVE to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; AND COME, TAKE UP the cross, and FOLLOW ME. But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who HAVE (or TRUST in) riches to enter the kingdom of God!"...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."..." Mk. 10:17-31

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