Epiphany 2022, Gospel of Matthew, Day 38 of 58

Gospel of Matthew, Day 38 of 58

Reading

Matthew 19:16-30

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2019%3A16-30&version=NIV

Scripture

21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Observation

Possessions and materialism can bog us down in our walk with God.

Application

How can I practice simplicity to be grateful for what I have, instead of wanting what others have?

Prayer

Dear God, I confess there are times where my desire for earthly treasure comes between my love and devotion to you. Help me to live a life of simplicity, deeply rooted in my gratitude for your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Image Credit: Christ and the Rich Young Ruler, 1889, held by Riverside Church, New York, Heinrich Hofmann (1824 – 1911)

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