|Lessons of the Rich Ruler: Finding More than a
Place in This World
A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher,
what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus
answered. "No one is good—except God
You know the commandments: 'Do not
commit adultery, do not murder, do not
steal, do not give false testimony, honor
your father and mother.'"
"All these I have kept since I was a boy," he
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You
still lack one thing. Sell everything you have
and give to the poor, and you will have
treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
When he heard this, he became very sad,
because he was a man of great wealth.
Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it
is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!