Marie F. Felt
TESUS had been very busy. He had spent a
J good deal of time in Galilee teaching the
crowds who came to hear Ilim, as well as teaching
apostles. Finally, He left Galilee and made
His way to Jerusalem.
He took His journey through Perea, which lay
on the east side 01' the River Jordan. ( *roivds of
people followed Him on the journey. He healed
many sick people. as He journeyed.
As Jesus traveled with His apostles, He con-
tinued to teach those who followed Him or met
His party. He never missed a chance to tell the
people about ileavenly Father and the wander-
ful Gospel He has given us. t End of Scene l. J
One day a fine young man came to see Jesus.
This man was very rich, and in the Bible he, is
called a ruler. Perhaps he belonged to the San-
hedrin, which was a group of men concerned with
the affairs of the Jews in Palestine. This ruler
knew the laws of God as given to the Jews, and
had tried to obey them. But he was not satisfied
and felt in his heart that there were other truths;
he ShDUId learn and live by. He had come to ask
Jesus what these were. [End of Scene II.]
As soon as there was opportunity, he spoke to
Jesus. Addressing the Saviour with dignity and
respect, hc said :
. Good Master, what good
thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life
()f course, Jesus knew the answer. He told the
Thou shalt do no murder.. . Thou shalt
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not steal, Thou *halt not bear false witness, Hon-
Otlr thy father and thy mother :
and, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself."
But the young man was not satisfied. Was
there not somethirrg more — something that would
satisfy his longing to be good ?
things have I kept from my youth up ' he said.
"What lack 1 yet?"
Jesus looked at him and loved him. He looked
into the man's heart and soul and saw his great
need — to put aside. his wealth and position, which
he loved, and follow the way of sacrifice, which
would lead to heaven.
' 'Jesus said unto him, If
thou wilt be perfect, go and sell i hat thou hast, and
give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come and follow me."
'Phe Saviour would probably not have told every
rich man to do this. But. He could tell that love of
worldly things was this young man's main weak-
and that this love vv•ould prevent him from
achieving eternal riches.
"But when the young man heard that .
went away sorrowful: for he had great
lesson of March 12. ' •We Have Been
Right to Choose"; and Of general interest _ )