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What Do You Value Most?

Mark 10 tells of a rich man who wanted a relationship with Jesus. When the man asks how to be saved, Jesus tells him to sell his possessions and give to the poor. Hearing this, “the man went away sad, because he had great wealth” (Mark 10:22). This man’s love of wealth cost him his salvation. Little did the man know that the treasure Jesus had waiting for him was far greater than any possession on earth.

Wealth is not distracting for every rich person, but this man valued his possessions more than he valued a relationship with Jesus Christ. By asking the man to get rid of his possessions, Jesus wanted him to realize that the value he placed on his belongings was prohibiting him from completely trusting Jesus to provide his needs.

Jesus instructs us to get rid of anything that diverts our attention away from God. The cost of not having a relationship with Jesus Christ is far too great a price to pay for earthly distractions.

He promises that anyone who chooses to follow Him will not lose anything but instead will receive 100 times what they gave up as well as eternal life (Mark 10:30).


  • We are bombarded with distractions every day. What’s one area where distractions are creating an obstacle in your relationship with Jesus?
  • What steps might you take to lessen or completely get rid of the distraction?
  • Having support from others always helps us overcome what hinders us. Who can you ask to pray for you or hold you accountable?

You can read more about the book of Mark here

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