Focal Passage: Mark 10:13-22
What is Christ worth to you? I ask this question because many times we will say He is worth everything to us. But our commitment to Him says something else. Commitment is giving all of ourselves to something, no matter the cost. For many, we are committed to basketball. When our school plays, we make sure we clear our calendar to be able to watch them. When the month of March rolls around, I’ve heard stories of teachers putting on the games in school for students to watch their team play. Why is this the case? We are committed to our teams. But today we are going to look at how we are to commit our whole life in trust and obedience to Christ.
In Mark 10 we see that there are children trying to come up to Christ. However, Christ’s disciples stop them. Then Christ rebukes them saying, “Let the children come to me.” He uses this as a teachable moment telling all that we must come to the Kingdom like a child. We trust Christ like a child trusts.
We see a young man asks Christ what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus goes through the commandments with him. Then the young man says, “Lord I have kept all of these.” Total commitment is demonstrated as we strive for obedience. But what we are going to see is this was only partial obedience.
Jesus tells him to sell everything and follow Him. The young man walked away because he had many possessions. We must learn to follow Christ wholeheartedly.