That last several bible study posts we have been looking at the story of the rich young man’s encounter with Jesus. We started by looking at the original context and the most likely meaning. Then we looked at two ways that Christians often get money wrong. Next we looked at our own generosity and finally we talked about what I would consider the main point that we can apply; that is do we own our life or does God?
In this last post on this story I want to consider something that I think often gets lost when we read this. And that is the last part where Peter and Jesus talk about the disciples and what they have left to follow Jesus.
Following Jesus’ teaching on how only God can let people in and that if you don’t surrender all to Him you won’t get in, Peter responds. You can see the wheels turning in Peter’s head. He says, “We have left everything to follow you. What will there be for us?”