Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
1 Corinthians 1:26
For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to fleshly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;
But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court?
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
For I tell you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
and he said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God."
And he left everything, rose up and followed him.