21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
21 Verse 21. If thou wilt be perfect] τελειοςειναι, To be
complete, to have the business finished, and all hinderances to
thy salvation removed, go and sell that thou hast-go and dispose
of thy possessions, to which it is evident his heart was too much
attached, and give to the poor-for thy goods will be a continual
snare to thee if thou keep them; and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven-the loss, if it can be called such, shall be made amply up
to thee in that eternal life about which thou inquirest; and come
and follow me-be my disciple, and I will appoint thee to preach
the kingdom of God to others. This was the usual call which
Christ gave to his disciples. See ; ;
and it is pretty evident, from this, that he intended to make him
a preacher of his salvation. How many, by their attachment to
filthy lucre, have lost the honour of becoming or continuing
ambassadors for the Most High! See on .