The second half of this chapter gives us an oddly-wrapped, yet important reminder: this life is short and your experience here won’t dictate your eternal one.
I also get chills up my spine when I read this:
“And he said, ‘ No father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’ ” 16:30-31
It’s a nice foreshadow of the resurrection (and the plot of A Christmas Carol, apparently), and some people’s dense response to it.
Revisit Bethany’s response to this chapter; take some time to reflect on her suggestion to ask God about your finances. And buckle up! He doesn’t like competing with our idolatry of wealth.