In a ham and egg breakfast, we find that the chicken participated but the pig was committed. Why did JESUS set the ""bar so high" when the rich man asked HIM how to have Eternal Life? Matthew 19:21, "...sell what you possess and give it to the poor..." JESUS was showing the man that it was impossible for him to "earn" his way to Heaven; because the gift JESUS offered was FREE! I like the way that the Bible didn't tell us what happened to the rich man; it lets you write your own ending. I prefer to think that the man when away and thought about how foolish he had been depending upon his own efforts. I believe he came back (like all of us do) and repented and became a "Believer"! Yes, the rich man no longer "just PARTICIPATED"; HE WAS COMMITTED!
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