Mark 10:17 KJV And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?…
 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.  And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.  Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.  And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
This rich young ruler thought he had everything he needed to have eternal life. He came questioning Jesus with an assurance that all was well. But when the discourse was over he was walking away sad not committing to eternal riches but holding on to earthly treasures.
How true it rings of this generation,so eager to do and receive but not fully submitted to the one who knows their uprisings and down sittings. Just take a look at so many Facebook accounts. One minute they are issuing fresh water and the next … Suggestive pictures,filthy language,unregenerate unsanctified post quotes and airing of dirty laundry for all to see!
What these 21st century rich young rulers are saying is I want the benefits but I don’t want to pay the price, I love you Lord but only to a certain point. When push comes to shove their commitment is only to a point as well . Church attendance is usually the first casualty when prioritizing of time has to be done. They say the Lord knows their situation and when given time it will be straightened out. What they fail to realize there are people in the same situation and they are overcoming! They themselves however ,are only following him to a point. It is time to take inventory and see things as they really are. Peter thought he was going with his Lord the distance the night he was betrayed but with bitter tears realized he had only followed to a point. May we all be like the converted Peter ,following Jesus all the way the rest of his life and not to a point.