There are three key things in the story of the Rich Young Ruler that people miss. The story is about an eager young man who fails to value Jesus more than his wealth. In the end he goes away sad.
The three points
First, how did this man approach Jesus? Did he approach him as a flawed man needing a savior? Or did he approach him in a manner saying, I am OK tell me so? Who needs a savior, if they don’t need to be saved? This man wanted a pat on the back. He didn’t want a change in his heart. Jesus wanted this man’s heart changed. Hence, he challenged him in a hard way based on the fact that he presented himself as someone who had ‘arrived’. Continue reading What People Miss about the Rich Young Ruler