Did Jesus Want All His Followers to Be Poor?

      What did Jesus mean in Luke 14:33 when He said, “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.”

   Does this mean that all Christians are supposed to be penniless and homeless?  If we are not, does that mean we are not His true children and that we are not really saved?

   These are some awesome questions and I’ll  do my best to try and answer them.  The first thing we need to do is establish just who owns what we have and that is found in Psalm 24:1-2, “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”  Then we read in Haggai 2:8 that God owns all the money. “‘The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty”  Finally, we see in Psalm 50:7-10 that God even owns all the livestock and all of earth’s kritters….  “Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God.  I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, which are ever before Me.  I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.”

   Luke 14:33 is actually telling us what we need to be prep ...

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