"What do I still lack?"

Matthew 19

The story of the Rich Young Man is astonishing to me. He was not a Pharisee trying to trap Jesus. It seems he genuinely wanted help. How many people in the gospels come to Jesus, seeking, searching, asking and leave disappointed?

For so many people in the gospels who are hurting, dying, caught in sin, the message of Jesus is good news. For this young man, the message of Jesus does not seem to be good news at all. “He went away sad…”

He meets Jesus and leaves sad?
What can we learn from this?

Of course, there are a lot different contextual things going on in this story...but with our current sermon series, this is a good reminder of what we should put our trust in.

PS- Verse 21 might be one of the hardest verses in the Bible to read….verse 26 might be one of my favorites.