“For wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

—Luke 12:34

Jesus has a way of getting right to the heart of our issues, doesn’t he?

Think about the New Testament story when the rich young ruler asked Jesus how to find eternal life. Jesus told him, “Sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.”

Jesus knew exactly what was standing in this young man’s way of following him—his wealth and possessions. But the man rejected Jesus’ invitation.

You see, there was a limit to the man’s interest in Jesus and Kingdom things. If it meant losing all his wealth, he didn't want to follow Jesus that much. In reality, he was an idolater; he loved his gold more than he loved God. He loved his possessions more than people because we learn that he wasn’t willing to get rid of his things in order to help the poor.

Is there anything standing between you and eternity with Jesus? Maybe you don’t have an issue with money, but maybe you’re clinging to a sinful pleasure, a lifestyle, a behavior, or an attitude. Each of these things, and many others, can keep you and me from following Jesus…but not if we repent, turn from our selfishness, and follow Jesus.

Let Jesus get to the heart of your issue and give you a new life.

IS THERE ANYTHING STANDING BETWEEN YOU AND ETERNITY WITH JESUS?