There's a commandment in the New Testament that has been the source of many discussions at our house. It's downright agitatin'.
"Sell everything you have and give to the poor then come...follow Me." (Luke 18:22)
The rich, young ruler was asking Jesus how to be a disciple. That was his answer. Simple.
I've heard friends and scholars say, "He only mentions it a couple of times and that answer applies to that specific man."
THEN WHY IS IT IN THE BIBLE?
"You guys are all into that born-again thing, and that’s awesome; we've got to be born again. You know Jesus said that to Nicodemus. But if you tell me that I got to be born again, I can tell you that you've got to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy, too. But I guess that’s why God invented highlighters, so we can we highlight the verses that we like and ignore the other ones."-Rich Mullins
Today, over 50% of the world lives on less than $2 a day. To say that I'm not rich is a lie. I'm rich, filthy rich. Sell everything you have and give to the poor...