FREE TO FOLLOW Jesus first response to a man asking "what must I do to have eternal life?" [Lk 18:18 CE] was to obey the ten commandments and the man responded he had always obeyed them. Then Jesus stated "THERE IS STILL ONE MORE THING YOU NEED TO DO. SELL EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR, AND YOU WILL HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN. THEN COME AND FOLLOW ME" [Lk 18:22 EX]{Mt 19:21}{Mk 10:21}. Yes, following Jesus will lead to eternal life [Jn 6:40] but Jesus invited many people to follow Him without suggesting they eliminate all their possessions first. Jesus does mention that "WORRIES ABOUT THIS LIFE AND LOVE OF MONEY" [Mt 13:22 IC] can interfere with understanding His teachings and we are told this person was very wealthy. Are you free to follow Jesus? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures