May 24


Was Jesus RICH or POOR?

By Michael Q. Pink

May 24, 2023

I wanted to take a fresh look at the words of Jesus this morning. He reminded me that He IS the Word and thus I can learn from Him in any book of the Bible.

Nonetheless, I really wanted to read the gospels again and just look at the words attributed to Him (the words in red). I was specifically looking for what He had to say about the subject of wealth and riches.

Some say Jesus was poor, having no place to lay his head (Luke 9:58). Others argue that He was rich, wearing garments so valuable the executioners cast lots for them when He was crucified. (Matthew 27:35)

But this morning in my time with Him, I got a simple download. It’s eye opening and I wanted to share it with you. Let me know your thoughts and if you find it worthy, please share it with your friends.

Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

  • Wow those were wonderful thoughts. It made me ask myself what Jesus left for His disciples. Most people leave huge Church buildings, money in the bank, etc. Jesus concentrated in forming Himself in His disciples so that they will be able to accomplish all they needed to in life. They had the power, His Word etc. We do mostly concentrate on the wrong things such as accumulation of wealth. Not again. I have in me Gods wealth, Gods Spirit to accomplish all that I have been called to be and to do. Thank you so much Michael. You are always a blessing.

    • Thank you for posting Apz, and for sharing your insightful thoughts!

      I hope you will pass this on to others.

      Blessings, Michael

  • I loved your post, again inspired and inspiring and Judah in the background walking freely around was the cherry on top. I like your perspective on Messiah Yeshua’s wealth, also noting that He as man, Yeshua Messiah was wealthy beyond measure also, but I see it slightly different. He was 100% man, 100% wealthy and 100% focused on His purpose and HIs mission. I also love your Fantasy Island story, noting that the first few months of that year are spent just realizing where we are and trying to figure out how things work, which actually restricts our functional time one that island. I like to think of the island as Transformation Island or Assignment Island and yes, what is on the island, stays on the island. Abba is the most generous and loving father and I was listening to you today I could hear Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” I believe that that’s where the major portion of our wealth, our inheritance lies. Messiah’s every step had been prepared in advance for Yeshua to build His reward. The encounter with the adversary in Matthew 4, every one of the events foretold in the Prophets, all was in preparation for He would share with His disciples in Matthew 28:18. Thank you dear brother, for following His lead in Matthew 28:19 in the area He predestined you for. I love it how He reminded you of focus. A good reminder for us all. And, of course, it’s all by grace through faith. Shalom aleichem.

  • Yes, we have and still believe Jesus is rich, because He owns it’s all. He came to us how to live in the riches of heaven and become prosper according to His ways. We are learning His ways now. Thanks for sharing.

  • Wealth is to accompany God’s covenant to help others in the Kingdom. We are on that mission.

  • An early command in Genesis is to have dominion over the Earth. Let’s unpack that… can you do it without the Lord? Why keep trying to do it on (my)your own? Are we missing the point, trying to do Jesus’ plan with our methods instead of what he instructed? The multitude of the gentile Abraham was Great. Can you take dominion with just you(me) and your (my) wife? It takes a multitude. Try having a sermon so good that people listen to you for three days, and then feed them when they are hungry. (Let”s) Go out and rescue like Abraham rescued Sodom.Visit with a partner the missing and sick from the Church and the visitors. Take oil and pray for the sick so Jesus can heal. Let’s do what he says and ask him to show us what we have to know to have dominion, in a peaceful way like the faith-full gentile Abraham. Oh what a holy calling, just like the sabbath is holy.

  • Wow! I think I’ve had my fair share of that question plaguing me.. your insights so made the lights come on🌟… He owned it all, He was on a different mission!!! So THAT’S why we’d rather give things away.. we’re on a different mission like our commander-in-chief !
    Such a brilliant exhortation, Michael.. I’m sharing it around.. can already hear the 💥s going off ☺️THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU
    Debbie 🌺

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