At one time or another many Christians, pastors, churches, and religious organizations have heard the earnest yet errant plea from well-meaning Christians to “focus on Jesus and forget about worldly topics like money.” Many versions of this request have been uttered through the years.
Although well-meaning, I’m sure, the appeal reveals just how little people know about Jesus and His earthly ministry.
For example, it may be highly enlightening to learn that out of approximately 40 parables spoken by Jesus during His earthly ministry, no less than 11 have to do with money. That means 27.5% of all of Jesus’ parables have to do with money. In fact, Jesus spoke about money more than he spoke about faith and prayer… combined!