How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the Kingdom of God

Mark 10:23
Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalms 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30

In the Book of Revelation — the final book in the New Testament — we read,

“Then I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth and the main street of the city was pure gold.”

Imagine that! The main street of the Heavenly City paved with gold! No doubt, this verse from the Book of Revelation was the inspiration for the story about a very wealthy man who was terminally ill …

On his deathbed he cried out, “Lord, for years I have labored to acquire all these riches. Surely You will allow me to take at least some of them with me.” To which the Good Lord replied, “I will honor your final request, but you will be limited to one suitcase. Remember, only one suitcase.”

Shortly thereafter, the man arrived at the Pearly Gates, carrying one suitcase. “The Lord gave me permission to bring one suitcase with me,” he explained to Saint Peter, the keeper of the gates. “All right,” Peter replied,…

To view this resource, log in or sign up for a subscription plan

Scroll to Top
Sign up to get our Free
"Preachers Welcome Package" eBook
(Plus, a few more FREEBIES)