Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
This “rich man” was doing all the right things…following all the commandments and religious rules. He had many possessions. But he wanted to know what it would take to enter eternal life. We can begin to enter into eternal life or the kingdom of God whenever we are totally present to God and God’s will. This is only possible when we are detached from possessions, titles, people and other things that we mistakenly believe will give us happiness. The source of happiness is God alone. The rich man had many possessions. Material possessions, loved ones, and other things are not bad in and of themselves…as long as we are not clinging to them. That’s when they block our relationship with God. What or who is blocking you from serving God and following Christ?
Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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Remember…God loves you!