February 18, 2020

The Priceless Call to Follow Jesus

“Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’” – Mark 10:21 It always captures my attention when I read the story of the rich young man how much the Lord loved him. It’s clear that Jesus wanted nothing more than for His precious child to “get it.” He knew that if the man would only surrender his wealth and choose to devote his entire life to a higher cause, he would gain much more than he would give up. In fact, there’s something very interesting we discover as we look at the wording in this account. Like you’ve heard me say before, at that time in history, no greater honor could be bestowed on a Jewish young man than for a Rabbi to say,

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