Good morning! I’m glad to welcome you to worship today at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Today we come to one of the more familiar events, during the earthly ministry of Jesus, recorded in the Bible. In Matthew 19:16-22 we find the account of the Rich Young Ruler, the one that walked away from the gift of eternal life.
The Rich Young Ruler had much in this world, but nothing in eternity, and yet he spoke to the One that had nothing in this world, but He had everything in eternity. Apparently, like many today, the Rich Young Ruler failed to perceive and value the reality of life beyond the present tense, and he gave very little concern for eternal life.
The tragic truth is that the Rich Young Ruler came to the right person, ask the right question, came at the right time, but he did the wrong thing—he walked away from eternal life. Tragically, many are still walking away from eternal life.