"...One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." That's the words of Jesus in Mark 10:21. We all know that didn’t end well.
On this MoneyWise Live, making sure you don’t get snared by the same faulty thinking and desires that tripped up the "Rich Young Ruler."
Jesus is not saying that in order to follow him, we must give up all of our possessions. That message was meant for the rich young man and others like him— although there’s something here for all of us.
Christ knew that money and possessions were a stumbling block for him. In the verses just before however, Jesus said, do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother..."
Jesus was telling us to search our hearts— to make sure that we’re not allowing anything to come between us and Him. Certainly greed is something we’re especially mindful of here at MoneyWise— but the lesson applies to any sin.
Next, Rob and Steve tackle listener questions at 800-525-7000 and via email to Questions@MoneyWiseLive.org on a variety of topics:
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