Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”Luke 12:16-21Does this sound like God advocates acquiring personal wealth? Does this sound like God approves of “church leaders” possessing Rolls Royces, private jets and custom-made clothing? Does the one who said, “foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Matthew 8:20) sound like He desires Pastors to live in multi-million dollar mansions while many in their congregations can hardly scrape together money to pay their bills? Do you not see the inequality in all of this?
I'm so thankful for what I have. I refuse to let jealousy and envy of what my pastors and others may have and what some TV evangelist do have - have any place in my heart. How can I ask God to help and bless me and bring me to a place where I AM the one BLESSING OTHERS if I'm jealous... when God blesses others.
...ask God to show you when you may have stole the blessing that he gave to you because he wanted it to go through you... to someone else.... Then ask him to forgive you.