Missing the Most Important Thing
Millions of people are searching for something, but they can't really put their finger on what it is they're looking for. In this familiar passage this morning, we will see what happens with a rich young ruler as Jesus interacts with him. This man was searching for something that he had not yet found. When Jesus explained to him what to do to find that missing part, the man went away in sorrow. Even though his riches had not been enough to satisfy him, he was just not willing to exchange his possessions for eternal life with Jesus. The lesson is this: If you want eternal life, you must rest in what Jesus has done, not what you can do, and this young man's wealth could never buy that missing part.