Discipleship and All That Stuff

“A person’s life is not defined by how much stuff he has.” (Luke 12:15b)

“Don’t store up for yourselves all kinds of stuff on earth, where moths eat cloth and rust corrupts and robbers rob.” (Matthew 6:19)

“Sell your stuff and give to the poor.” (Luke 12:33a)

The rich young ruler turned away from Jesus sadly, because he had a lot of stuff. (Mark 10:22)

The rich farmer said to himself, “Self, you have a lot of good stuff. Relax. Eat, drink, and be merry.” God said, “And tonight you die. Then who will get your stuff?” (Luke 12:19-21)

Jesus told the twelve as he sent them out: “Don’t take any stuff with you.” (Luke 9:3)

“The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found a valuable one, he sold all his stuff and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)

“Wherever you keep the stuff you treasure, you keep your heart.” (Matthew 6:21)

— Free translations of some enslaving situations

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