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Mark 10:21 (KJV) Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers used that verse for his devotional for September 28. And he highlights an amazing principle in a way we might not ordinarily think of it.
Very often, that verse is used to illustrate putting other things ahead of or in place of God. Making other things idols. While the application is true, Chambers brings up another focus that is really the essence of this verse. And the point Jesus was really making.