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2. Our Property Priorities (Matthew 19:16-22)

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Jesus and Our Stuff (part two)

We instinctively assign value to each of our earthly possessions, thereby creating a natural priority list. If we're not careful, those items we particularly prize can begin to own us instead of the other way around. Jesus cautioned His followers against over-prioritizing their belongings. This begins by assigning the right value to God, His Kingdom, and our relationship with Him. Our earthly valuables appear less "valuable" in comparison. Once we've yielded to God as our sole authority-with the first and final say-our stuff can be prioritized with relative ease. This is the lesson Jesus had in mind for the Rich Young Ruler.

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