A rich, powerful young man wanted to know how to find eternal life. He claimed he already kept the commandments, but he also seemed to understand something more was needed, because he asked Jesus, “What do I still lack?” Jesus gave the answer. He instructed the man to lay down those things that were currently taking center place in his heart. Jesus had told His disciples the same thing, in other words, earlier in Matthew (16:24) when He said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” One cannot hang onto the world (the old way of life) and still find true life in Christ. The truth is, giving up his wealth wasn’t enough in and of itself for the young man to gain eternal life, but the possessions had to be set aside to make room in the man’s life for Jesus. Is there room in your heart for Jesus?