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“All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Matthew 19:20

This young man knew something was missing from his life. When Jesus asked him if he kept the commandments, he said yes. But Jesus had left out the commandments about his relationship with God and the one about coveting. When Jesus told him to sell his possessions, he was asking him to remove the things in his life that hindered his relationship with God. He walked away. What about us? Will we remove those things in our lives that hinder our relationship with God?