Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
(Matthew 19:21-22 NLT)
I once heard of a young man who had everything he could possibly want except a loving relationship. He went through great depths to find it but the only thing preventing him was his great wealth. The young man in today’s passage faced a similar problem. After discovering the answer to his probing question of how to earn eternal life “he went away sad, for he had many possessions.” God blesses us with many good things, but they aren’t meant to replace Him. They’re also not meant to make us look down on everyone else or think that we don’t need God in our lives. We’ve been blessed to be a blessing. Use what you have been given to bless others.
We’ve been blessed to be a blessing.