A rich young ruler asked Jesus "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus responded "go sell all your possessions and give your money to the poor, then come and follow me." Why would Jesus say such a thing? Is that what it takes to get to heaven? Not necessarily. Like the rich young ruler, we are challenged to give up anything and everything that would distract us from fully devoting ourselves to following Jesus and loving God. The young ruler had a lot of wealth and when faced with the challenge, walked away from Jesus. The question remains to us, is there anything that is holding you back from truly following Jesus? What is it? Is it worth more to you than eternal life? Truth is, the more stuff we have the more we are required to let go, because the more blessings, the more distractions when it comes to following Jesus. Is it worth it to you?
Snippets are what pops in my head while having my daily quiet time with God. I write it down to maybe encourage, challenge or inspire others to read God's word. Please feel free to share your snippets as well. Enjoy and God bless!