The rich young ruler in the above scripture was an upwardly mobile young man who wanted to progress in God's ways. Right from his youth, he had defined his path in life but he knew there was still more. His heart cried out to get to that level. Jesus saw this in him and Bible tells us Jesus loved him. This young man paid prices to get to this level but there was more ahead of him. The ultimate price he had to pay was to sell his possessions and give the money to the poor in order to have treasure in heaven and then become Jesus’ disciple but he turned back at this junction. He could not pay the price and his progress came to a halt.
If you will get to the height that God planned for you, you must be willing to go all the way with the Lord and be willing to pay the price. Where and when you stop paying prices your journey stops. Beloved, instruct yourself to get ready and keep paying prices. There’s a price to pay for your destiny to break forth.
Respond in complete, total and prompt obedience to the demands of God over your life. No Price, No Progress! The rich young ruler had a yearning to move on. Do you know that in the eternal counsel of God, this young man was to be the replacement for Judas Iscariot? The Lord Jesus loved him but he was not willing to pay that ultimate price. He could not go all the way.
PRAYER: Father, I receive the grace to go all the way with you, and pay the accurate ultimate prices I need to pay for my destiny to become a reality on the earth in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15