RE Verse reading–Mark 10:17-31 (day one) “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me” (vs 21) The rich young ruler (our name for this man) did not understand. Perhaps we would have been similarly confused. To sell and give were only preparatory steps. The real command (and the real offer of grace) was to come, follow! What an honor! This man was being invited to become a disciple, a friend of Christ. God’s call always involves sacrifice. Jesus had given up the privileges of Heaven to come to earth. (Philippians 2) He asked nothing from this man that He had not already been willing to give. By prioritizing things and protecting his possessions this man lost the opportunity to walk with Christ and to become like Him. So with us. The true and lasing treasure is a friendship with Christ and a life like His.