Apr 18, 2011

My thoughts on the man with many possessions...

 ( Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30)

In the parable of the rich young man, one of the things that came to me was the fact that he seemed to have it all;   Money, power, goodness…but yet he still was searching for more. It goes to show that we can “have it all” and still not be satisfied until we totally surrender to God.

My other thought, which is probably way off base, stems from the phrase concerning a persons questioning;
“intent is prior to content”.
What really did the young man want?
Of course, as with us all, he was in search of the Truth; we all have that longing deep in our hearts. But, did he also want what he didn’t have just for the sake of possessing more? Possessing that which he didn’t have and couldn’t obtain by his own accord. Was he spiritually poor or did he have an avarice, greed or pride problem?