Money doesn't buy happiness.
Epic thought: In this story, the rich young man, runs to Jesus, he then throws himself at Jesus' feet. This is an amazing perspective. In Jewish society the rich were looked at as thought they blessed by God. “Popular Jewish morality was simple. It believed that prosperity was the sign of a good man. If a man was rich, God must have honored and blessed him. Wealth was proof of excellence of character and of favor with God.” William Barclay. Here we have a rich man, a "favored" man, falling at a homeless mans' feet, asking him for advice. This is contrary to the normal way of life. To Jesus, the young man was not favored by his money. In fact, it was his money that was keeping him from the real epic walk with God. He was not willing to make the sacrifice of his heart.
Read: Mark 10:17-27
Pray: Spend some time in prayer praising God for who He is.
Pray about what God wants to reveal to you from this passage.
Is there something in your life that is keeping you from God?
Ask God to give you the strength to let go of things that may keep you from
Journal: Write down at least 5 things that you can think of that you have been blessed with.
Write down a prayer for five people today that need to walk with God.
What was the difference between this young man, and the young ruler from yesterday's lesson?
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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