by Andrew Hillard
People have a lot of worries and questions right now, but Jesus addresses one of the biggest in Luke 16—money. Jesus tells us, “You cannot serve God and money.” The Pharisees, we’re told, “were lovers of money.” And then there’s the story of the rich man and Lazarus. There was a rich man with the best clothes and the best food, and there was a poor man named Lazarus who laid at the rich man’s gate, covered in sores, wishing he could just eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Their lives on this earth looked very differently, but so did their lives beyond this earth.
In moments of uncertainty, it can be easy for us to worry about what we have or what we don’t have, but our hope isn’t tied to how much money we have. Our hope isn’t built upon anything that is changing or shifting. Our hope is that we hear the word of God and believe what He says because “it’s easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.” That’s the kind of hope we can bank on.