"One Thing You Lack"Stuart Jones In Mark 10:17-31 (NIV) we read about the rich young ruler. He had a simple question to ask Jesus. “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus’ answer surprised the man. Jesus was talking to a man that claimed to be keeping the commandments throughout his life, but he was missing one important thing. Jesus calls him to leave his possessions behind, saying, “You will have treasure in heaven; then come follow me.” We are the ones who suffer when we let wealth cut us off from other people and remove us from a relationship with God. The solution is not to try harder to be good, but to accept God’s love. If we do this, we learn that we can trust God for the things we really need in life and not hold on to our possessions and positions for security. Author Max Lucado in his book Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God, says: "What costs far more than you can pay? You don't need a system, you need a Savior. You don't need a resume, you need a redeemer...God does not save us because of what we've done. Only a puny god could be bought with tithes. Only a temperamental god could be satisfied by our sacrifices. Only a heartless god would sell salvation to the highest bidders. Only a great God does for his children what they can't do for themselves." Like the rich man, our wealth can't earn us a place in eternity. The invitation has already been given. We only have to accept it.