What Jesus Taught About Wealth

John 6:22-40

God’s blessings comes my way simply because of my believe in Jesus Christ. I don’t have to try and please God in order to earn God’s blessings. I don’t have to work for it at all. It is by the Grace of God that we are gifted with eternal life. It is therefore clear that wealth is not a reward for our righteousness, given that we have not worked for our righteousness. We do not deserve what God blesses us with, but he simply blesses us. It is by His grace that we are blessed, be it financially, be it with good health, wonderful children, name it. All that you have been blessed with.

I just do not understand then how a person can claim that it is a right of every christian, every believer to receive good health and wealth. How can that be When actually we don’t deserve it in the first place, neither have we earn the right to all that.

Oh yes, we have been made victorious through Jesus Christ. Hallelujah for that. Will God provide for us? Definitely He will. He has done it all along, and without fail. Even before we new Him he still provided for our every need.

John 6:22-40

22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone— 23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks— 24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?” 26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” 28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” 30 Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” 35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will [f]by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

In verse 26, they didn’t seek Jesus because they had believed after seeing the signs and wonders he performed. No, they sought Him because they had eaten the bread given them by Jesus. They had been fed and now they wanted more from Jesus. Jesus admonishes them on this. Wealth perishes and thus we should labour for the heavenly wealth which endures for everlasting life.

In verse 29, Jesus points out to them that it is not Works(plural), but work(singular), that they should believe in the one sent from above. That is, we should believe in Jesus Christ. our focus shouldn’t be on what we can gain in Jesus but rather Jesus Himself. What He has accomplished for us through the cross.

Any earthly wealth will never satisfy a person. you will always want more and more. Just as this people even after all the miracles they have seen Jesus perform they still want to see one more sign that they may believe. signs and miracles can not bring a person to believe in Jesus but causes one to desire more.

Verse 35, Jesus says that He is the bread of life, any one who goes to Him will never hunger and he who believes Him will never thirst.

James 1:17 /Crosscards

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17. God is the giver of every gift including wealth and good health and its not for any other reason other than just that He value us in spite of our selves. It is therefor by Grace that we gain all wealth.

Count your blessings everyday. Glorify God for what he has done for you. May you dwell on praise. May adoration for The Lord be on your Lips every moment. He is God and He is worthy of all praises. Let us put our focus on His goodness. on His unfailing love.

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