Jesus replied, "Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself."
"All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?" Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Matthew 19:16-22
Commentary: Thousands sincerely seek to follow God and His commandments, and yet even thousands more simultaneously fall short of the Kingdom of God because of allowing covetousness of the world’s riches to crowd out faith. What's the solution? Jesus asks us to abandon our riches, give them to the poor and follow Him.
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