The senior partner

I saw this painting several years ago at Mardel and was so appalled by it that I stood there staring at it forever, never being able to fully grasp its insanity. It was framed and had a verse placard under it that read:

Unending riches, honor and success are mine to give. My paths are those of justice and truth. Those who love and follow me are indeed wealthy and I will fill their treasuries. Prov 8:18

If this is what Jesus had in mind, he would never have told us to sell all our possessions and storm out the door in faith without even sandals on our feet. If this was a scene in real life, and Jesus walked into this office building, the receptionist would call the police and have him escorted out.