Rich Young Ruler


By Ed Traverse, July 24, 2022

Every person has an inner to face

Luke 18:18-23 – 18  And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  19  And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.  20  You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’”  21  And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.”  22  When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”  23  But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.

Mark 10:22 – “Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions”

For some, it will seem like Jesus is asking the

Luke 18:24-27– 24  Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!  25  For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”  26  Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”  27  But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Look closely at Peter, because he holds the

Luke 18:28-30 – 28  And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.”  29  And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers [a]  or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,  30  who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.”