Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:15 a.m.
The rich young ruler was a seeker of eternal life; yet, he missed it. He asked Jesus, “Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18). The Lord said, “…sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22). God knows our heart, and if we love something more than we love Him, “that” is our God. The rich young ruler’s God was his riches. In order for him to sell all and follow Jesus would have meant that he would have to sell his families’ fortune that had been in his family for generations. And if he did that, he would most likely be disowned by his family. He was a seeker, but he went away lost. He was not willing to pay the cost. There is always a cost. One must be willing to give up all, and sometimes that can be a big order; but, we must give up all in order to gain all.
Thought for Today: Jesus said, “For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:25).