The rich man in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus was not condemned because he was rich, any more than the poor man was justified for being poor. The issue was not whether these men were rich or poor, but whether or not these men believed the Scriptures and trusted in the Redeemer to which they testify.
I have asked myself recently: How are you doing at stewarding your opportunities to hear the Word of God read and proclaimed? Like the rich man, we too have Moses and the Prophets…
May the desire of John Wesley in the quote below resonate in your heart and galvanize you to give yourself to reading, digesting, studying, meditating, and memorizing His Book.
John Wesley: “I am a spirit come from God and returning to God… I want to know one thing. The way to heaven… God Himself has condescended to teach me the way… He has written it down in a book. O give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be homo unius libri (a man of one book). Here then I am, far from the busy ways of men. I sit down alone. Only God is here. In His presence I open, I read His book; for this end, to find the way to Heaven.”