What Will It Cost?
Posted: Sunday, April 17
Verse of the day:
When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22)
How many times have you read this portion of scripture and were glad that you weren’t the rich ruler on the other side of this conversation with Jesus? All he had asked was what did he had to do to have eternal life. Being a man of influence and of means the man probably assumed that he would have to do something great or make a large donation but I doubt that he thought that the answer would ask him to leave EVERYTHING behind and follow Jesus. The cost was too much for the man and he walked away sad because he wanted to keep his stuff more than he wanted to follow Jesus and have eternal life.