New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
This was so cool, I just had to share. Last night I was reading Miss Minimalist's blog and she had a post on Minimalism and Religion. Now, if you will remember, I said that I felt like a lot of us Christians were missing the boat on some of these issues.
She used the above reference and then several other instances and quotes from other religions. She's not a Christian, however I think she made a very good point.
Jesus was saying here "get rid of the stuff in your life that you have put above Me." That's what I am aiming to do - getting rid of the stuff in my life (excess material possessions and overeating) that has been an idol for far too long.
So, check this out...
This morning I was reading Made to Crave (note to self, go back and update the post about reading disciplines with current book selections) and she cites this exact verse! No joke. See - it's not just about the stuff or the food, it's about putting Him first and not being hindered by our self made idols.
Pretty cool, huh?!