Is It Okay To Be Rich?


I recently posted about how two of Randy Alcorn’s books significantly shaped my life. I also recommend his blog, Eternal Perspectives. Alcorn mostly writes about his passions: generous living, heaven, and the pro-life movement. His latest book—which he has been posting about recently—is called If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil.

He also recently began a weekly series where he answers readers’ questions. I thought today’s post, Choosing A God-Honoring Lifestyle, was very helpful. Alcorn answers the question:

“Do you believe that everyone should live modestly? How do you measure this? Should everyone have the same amount, or are some called to wealth and others not?”

In essence he answered the question, “Is it okay to be rich?”

Because I’m very rich* and I follow Jesus, I thought the answer was quite pertinent. To read Alcorn’s response, click here.

*As a middle-class American, I am easily within the top 5% of the world’s wealthiest people.

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