What Would Jesus Do in Today's World

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Your favorite band is coming to town. Tickets are $100-$150, and you want to attend the concert and enjoy a special dinner beforehand. However, you have other financial obligations which include credit card bills, tuition, books, rent, car payment, a cell phone bill, etc. What would Jesus do? Jesus preaches a kingdom without living in excess or greed; he values the humble servant role. According to Matthew, Kraybill, and in class worksheets, Jesus would spend his money on financial obligations and not on a concert. 
 Who is Jesus in the book of Matthew? In Matthew 6, Jesus advocated treasures in heaven over treasures on earth. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.…show more content…
I think this means to not worry and to trust in God that your needs will be met, but only if one believes in the Lord. 
 The question of how to spend money could also be connected in Matthew 16 when Jesus spoke about discipleship. Jesus asked of his disciples, “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life” (Matthew 16:26). I connect this with verses listed earlier, how Jesus preached against materialism and monetary obsession. I think that Jesus is saying a life wasting money is a life wasted. That life is more meaningful when the focus is not on money. 
 I also think the verse of the rich young man could be connected to how Jesus would spend his money. In Matthew 19:21-23, Jesus preached to a rich young man to sell his possessions and give to the poor, and then that young man would no longer be rich on earth but he would be rich in heaven. The young man did not want to sell his possessions, and I think that rich young man is the type of person who would spend money living in excess. The rich young man would spend his money on a concert, which is the complete opposite of what Jesus would do. 
 According to the parables worksheet done in class, the parable of the rich fool is another example of how Jesus instructed us to not live a life focused on money. Luke 12:16-21 is about a life rich in possessions versus a life rich in God. The rich fool built a bigger
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