Together: In Generosity
November 21, 2021
Although Jesus wanted this man to sell everything and give his money to the poor, this does not mean that all believers should sell all their possessions. Most of his followers did not sell everything, although they used their possessions to bless others. Instead, this story shows us that we must not let anything keep us from following Jesus. We must remove all barriers to serving him fully. If Jesus asked you to, could you give up your house? Your car? Your way of eating? Could you move to a crowded apartment in a poor neighborhood, ride the city buses, and never know where your next meal was coming from, if that was how Jesus wanted you to serve him? Your reaction shows your attitude toward money—whether it is your servant or your master.