2013-12-03 - What Would a Rich Man Say?
Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21 NIV)
Recently I was given the opportunity to ask Jesus a question. I asked how to gain eternal life. Jesus said that a person needed to keep Gods commandments. That was easy. I did that already. Jesus advised me to sell everything I owned and give the proceeds to the poor and then to follow Him.
When I heard Jesus answer I sadly left for I couldnt possibly give away all my possessions. I am a wealthy man after all. How would I survive? Not to mention my family, they depend on my money, they are accustomed to certain things, as I am.
How can Jesus expect me to change my life for Him? He may be able to live without wealth and certain possessions, but not me. If ever I want or need something I always get it. Thats what money is for, isn't it?
Lord, Give me the confidence I am lacking. I look to You as my security. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Could you sell everything to follow Jesus?