Of course the goal is to always be striving to be more like Christ<quoted text>Let's assume that being rich and being saved are not mutually exclusive. It it not clear what jesus prefers, and what he considers more conducive towards spiritual fulfillment?
Why should you not behave as your deity likes? Why should you choose the exception to the rule as the model for your life as opposed to what jesus says is best? Why is the story of the widow in the bible if god doesn't want you to live by her example and give everything?
But like I said, Jesus cares more about the sacrifice and the willingness of heart and whether or not we are helping others and putting Christ first
The PARABLE of the widow and the two mites helps to illustrate that. If you are simply going to ignore everything that was said and all those verses that show the need for balance and what the message was and how one can't put material things above Christ and simply come right back to the beginning just to repeat the very same thing you started with, which was why don't you give away all your money, then what is the point of these exchanges?
It takes certain material things just to survive and to fulfill legal obligations and to take care of family. All things we are bibliclaly required to do. People could give more now for more rewards later. But it isn't required. And so long as money is not coming before God and we still help our brothers in need, then it is an individual choice each person will make as far as how much he gives away
If man could be perfect he wouldn't need a savior. But there is nothing sinful about having money unless we don't share it make it more important than Christ in our lives