Tested by Fire 3
Jesus looked at him and loved him.
“One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
In our past series “Tool or Medal” you will notice that we talked about wealth as a tool used for reaching lives, when wealth becomes a medal, the abuse of it’s use is inevitable, the rich young man was good at obeying laws but is not willing to let go his wealth to follow Christ,
Simply because His diligence is out of comfort, today we have alot of people that became Christians after they became rich, truth be told it is easier to do religion when you are wealthy because you will earn respect of others with you big donations and contributions, but when you have nothing it would not be easy.
The rich man was tested by Fire but couldn’t withstand it, because He loved his possessions more than God.
Are you effective in your race regardless of what you have?