Jesus and the Rich Young Man

A rich young man came to Jesus and asked,

“What must I do to have life that will last?”

Jesus smiled at the man and answered his quest,

“Obey God’s commands and give Him your best.”


The man was quiet, deep in his thoughts,

He’d obeyed the laws just as he ought.

Yet something inside him was terribly missing.

He considered his life; it didn’t have meaning.


Jesus looked on the man with love and compassion.

He said, “Help the poor and sell your possessions;

A treasure in Heaven; on that you can depend,

A life filled with blessings without any end.


The young man was not ready to sell all he had.

So hanging his head, he walked away sad.

He failed to believe what Jesus had said;

And foolishly trusted his riches instead.


He could have had blessings and life without end.

He could have had hope of treasure in Heaven.

What would you do if given the choice,

The things of this world or hearing God’s voice?


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