Re: Verse reading – Luke 18:18-30 (day six) 
“One thing you still lack: sell all you have and give it to the poor. . .and come, follow me.”  (v 22)  I cannot imagine that anyone was comfortable.  It was an awkward moment, for sure.  Hard words!  Unpleasant.  Unexpected.  Full of Love.  Jesus was not willing for this young man to stay a stranger to LIFE.  So He gave him a hard assignment.  Sell. Give. Come. Follow.  Not something He said to everyone, because money is not always the issue.  The timeless truth?  In order for the heart to be healed, it must be rid of its idols.  To be saved, our lower hopes and loyalties must be destroyed. “Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can stand”, says Harvard professor, Ron Heifetz.  “Salvation is hard for rich people”, said Jesus as he watched the young man walk away.  Hard for everybody.  New dreams come only when old ones are disappointed.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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