Luke 18:17 (ESV) … “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
In Luke 18 we find the story of the Rich Young Ruler. This young “ruler” had business sense. Getting rich was no problem, but he knew that someday he was going to die. What’s the use of money if you can’t keep it?
Sometimes people come to Jesus for life insurance—they would rather not lose everything at death. But Jesus’ call is one step deeper, beyond possessions to the real self.
Are you God’s child, whatever you own? Are you Jesus’ disciple, whatever the cost? Becoming a Christian means happily surrendering the best of earth for the brightest of heaven. Have you placed your possessions and wealth fully under God’s control?
Barton, B. B., Veerman, D., Taylor, L. C., & Osborne, G. R. (1997). Luke (p. 417). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.