” Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. ” (Mark 10:17-22 )
What does that mean to us? What should we place in God’s hands for safekeeping? According to the story of the rich young man in Mark 10, 「EVERYTHING」. He held abundance in his hands, but when Jesus asked him to give it up, he refused. He instead kept his possessions and he failed to follow Jesus – and as a result he ” went away sorrowful”. Remember, no life is more secure than a life surrendered to God through Jesus our Saviour.