Was Jesus Anti-Rich?

July 31, 2022


Jesus is not anti-rich; he is simply aware that wealth is not without its problems. Jesus knew the trouble was not about money, but the love of money; not about possessions, but the abundance of possessions; not about working hard, but about working only “for ourselves” (v. 21); not about being rich, but about not being “rich toward God.” Jesus is against greed, worry, and shortsightedness; and in favor of being “rich toward God,” by which he means using our wealth ethically, responsibly, and compassionately, remembering that “the things you have prepared, whose will they be?”

Bible References

  • Luke 12:13-21