IT IS HARD FOR A RICH MAN
It does not take long before a Christian realizes that a large portion of the Bible has to do with money. There are more verses devoted to money than to faith and prayer combined. Jesus spoke more about money than both heaven and hell. In fact, fifteen percent of the recorded words of Jesus were spent just on this one subject.
Moreover, there seems to be a direct link in Jesus’ teaching between money and salvation itself. Remember the story of Zaccheus. Zaccheus was this rich tax-collector who offered to give half his money to the poor and pay back four times over those he cheated. Jesus commended him highly. After hearing Zaccheus’ promise, He said, Today salvation has come to this house (Luke 19:9)… There is something amazing about this statement. Jesus judged the reality of this man’s salvation based on his decision to part with his money for the glory of God and the good of others.