In Mark, Chapter 10, a man known only as the Rich Young Ruler, ran to Jesus, knelt before him asked him what he must do to inherit eternal life.
When Jesus explained that he must obey God’s law, the young man replied that he had lived up to those requirements. In other words, his heart was not broken by his inability to keep the law. So Jesus, having compassion on him, gave him further advice.
“One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Jesus moved from his spiritual advisor to his financial advisor. He addressed the issue that was most dear to the Rich Young Ruler’s heart.
The Bible records his response.