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Then you will be blessed. For they have no way of repaying you, and you will be rewarded when the upright rise from the dead."
Peter said to him, "But we have left everything and have fol­lowed you." Jesus answered, "I tell you, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the good cause, who does not receive a hundredfold as much at this present time: houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and lands, along with persecution, and in the time to come eternal life. But many who are first now will be last, and the last will be first."
HOW TO USE MONEY
A man from the crowd once said to Jesus, "Master, tell my brother to give me my share of the property that belongs to us." Jesus answered, "Man, who made me your judge to divide between you ?" Then to the people he said, "Take care that you do not be­come greedy for wealth, for life does not consist in having more things than you need."
And he told them this story: "The land of a certain rich man bore large crops; so he thought to himself, 'What am I to do, for I have no place to store my crops.' Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones in which I can store all my grain and goods. Then I will say to myself, Now you have plenty of things laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be happy.'
"But God said to him, 'Foolish man ! This very night your life is required of you, and who will have all the things that you have gathered ?' So it is with the man who lays up wealth for himself instead of that which in the sight of God is the true wealth.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
"No man can serve two masters: either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to one and untrue to the other. You cannot worship both God and wealth."
Once as Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury of the Temple,
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