Luke on God and Money

“Luke writes about wealth as if dollar bills should come with an alert, “WARNING: Money may erode your character, endanger your safety, and impair your eternal destiny.” Riches are like swimming in an ocean with a big weight around your neck or holding a bomb that could explode at any moment. Riches are not a sign of blessing but a tempest of temptation. One can have money and use money, but one cannot serve both God and money (Luke 16:13).”

Gotta love the way Michael Bird captures Lukan theology: [‘A Bird’s-Eye View of Luke and Acts’, p 187].

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