Matthew 19:20 KJV
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
In order to discern understand, obtain knowledge and bring forward our answer wisely, it is imperative to recognize our beliefs and comprehension of how we will be living in and with faith. It becomes very essential to recognize how, not what we conceived.
Christ knows that covetousness is the sin which most easily besets His flocks; though they have obtained honestly what is possessed, yet they may not cheerfully part with it, and by this their want of sincerity is revealed.
Christ’s promises make his precepts easy, and his yoke pleasant and very comfortable; yet this promise is as much a trial of the flocks faith, as the precept is of those as individuals within the Assemblies, charity and contempt of the world.
It is required of us in following Christ, that we duly attend his ordinances, strictly follow his pattern, and cheerfully submit to his disposals; and this from love to him, and in dependence on him.
Matthew 19:21 KJV
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
To sell all, and give to the poor, will not serve, but we are to follow Christ. The gospel is the only remedy for lost sinners.
Matthew 19:22 KJV
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Many abstain from gross vices who do not attend to their obligations to God. Thousands of instances of disobedience in thought, word, and deed, are marked against them in the book of God. Thus numbers forsake Christ, loving this present world: they feel convictions and desires, but they depart sorrowful, perhaps trembling.
It saddens many to try themselves in these matters, for the Lord will try us.
Peter said, We have forsaken all. Alas! it was but a poor all, only a few boats and nets; yet observe how Peter speaks, as if it had been some mighty thing. We are too apt to make the most of our services and sufferings, our expenses and losses, for Christ.
However, Christ does not upbraid them; though it was but little that they had forsaken, yet it was their all, and as dear to them as if it had been more. Christ took it kindly that they left it to follow him; he accepts according to what a man hath.
It is here we find the key to unlock the scenario of how to live in and with faith. The heavenly inheritance is not given as earthly ones are, but according to God’s pleasure. Let us not trust in promising appearances or outward profession. Others may, for nothing we know, become eminent in faith and holiness.
An eager, anxious pursuit of the things of this world, even necessary things, ill becomes the disciples of Christ.
Fears must not prevail; when we frighten ourselves with thoughts of evil to come, and put ourselves upon needless cares how to avoid it. If we value the beauty of holiness, we shall not crave the luxuries of life. Let us then examine whether we belong to this little flock.
The arguments here used are for our encouragement to cast our care upon God, which is the right way to get ease. As in our stature, so in our state, it is our wisdom to take it as it is.
Please note, as we are drawing to a conclusion of the article I am including a link where by those who maybe seeking the Lord or even refresh your commitment to Yeshua will be introduced to Him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzPif3PzMCk
May our Father and Yeshua bless you with their Grace and Peace