GOD TEACHES THE RELIGIOUS HOW TO SAVE RICHES IN HEAVEN BUT THEY ARE IGNORING IT. ARE THEY DECEIVING THEMSELVES BY LISTENING ONLY TO HIS WORDS INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE?
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom. Sell all your belongings and give the money to the poor. Provide for yourselves purses that don’t wear out, and save your riches in heaven, where they will never decrease, because no thief can get to them, and no moth can destroy them. (Luke 12:32-33)
The man replied, “Ever since I was young, I have obeyed all these commandments.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “There is still one more thing you need to do. Sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me.” (Luke 18:21-22) .
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lust, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1Timothy 6:7-10)
Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word; instead, put it into practice. If you listen to the word, but do not put it into practice you are like people who look in a mirror and see themselves as they are. They take a good look at themselves and then go away and at once forget what they look like. (James 1: 22-24?)