Summary: Me are money the Lord said
A GREAT YOUNG MAN LOST
Matt.19: 16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21Jesus 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.
22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
1. He had a great Character
Five things about him that showed this
He had a splendid youth
He had great riches
He had high social standings
He had a normal life
He had comfortable living
2. He sought a wonderful blessing
All the things he had he was conscious of eternal life
Good things he had done he saw a need
He looked to Christ for this blessing
He came boldly to Jesus
3. He found marvelous forgiving Christ
Christ listen to his appeal
Christ had sympathy
Christ answer him sympathetically
Christ who loved him and yearned to show him the right way
4. What a deadly discovered
Love of money
Root of all kinds of evil
Eph.5: 5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
This sin can be more deadly than murder or lust
This young man found himself powerless to let go
5. His decision was a tragic one
Money over the master
He did this deliberately
He cut himself loose from the master
He wanted his great sin than to let Christ conquer