Luke 18:18-30

Luke 18:18–30 (ASV)

18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, even God. 20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother. 21And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up. 22And when Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich. 24And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved? 27But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 28And Peter said, Lo, we have left our own, and followed thee. 29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

The Bakers were instructed by the Lord to give away all they had and to "go sit with the poor in Mozambique." In spite their personal plans and attainments, they obeyed the voice of God.
When Heidi witnessed Pastor Jose weeping bitterly, little did she know that his tears were tears of joy, joy borne out of a life of sacrifice. Despite his own poverty, he selflessly sold everything, including his home, to support others in need. Blessed with a new home, he continued his compassionate mission by using it to provide solace for homeless children.
Carey, driven by his unwavering will and dedication to his mission, rose from humble beginnings to great success, impacting the lives of many others along the way. Similar to Wesley, he practiced self-denial, resisting personal gain to further the cause of God and mission work.
A dying rich man realized he had not laid up his treasures well, as he had given God only a little of his wealth. In his final words to his pastor, he asked him to do what he could to ensure others did not follow the path of earthly treasure.