Job 1:3, 1
Jesus said it was harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. Is it possible then to even be a righteous person and rich at the same time? The Bible tells us “Yes,” but the character of the individual will determine their destiny.
Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East. Job 1:3
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. Job 1:1
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Can a man be rich and righteous? The answer to that is in Scripture. Some might quote Jesus as saying that it's harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God then for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, but there's another passage to consider as well. Job Chapter one verse three concerning Job, we read, his possessions were 7,000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large household so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. Sounds like a rich man... but what was his character like? Verse One says he was blameless and upright, one who feared God and shunned evil. This man was righteous because his faith in God and his obedience to God came before his riches and was there long after his riches were gone.
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