The young man had finally made it to Jesus. Once there he asked what he needed to do to have eternal life. 

Jesus began discussing the commandments with the man. He pointed out that the man had kept all of them except for the ones that required him to love God and others, to honor them more than anything or anyone else.

Then Jesus answered the man’s question. He told him to commit to put Him first and follow after Him.

The young man turned away sad because he would refuse to put Jesus first in his life. His possessions had won out. 

Are you faced with a decision between something and salvation? Or something and growing closer to Jesus? Let me remind you: nothing is worth the price Christ paid at Calvary and no greater joy exists than to walk after the Truth.