And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master…
"One thing thou lackest."
1. The element of happiness. Happiness does not depend upon physical conditions. Some of the happiest people I have known have been those who have been wrapped in consumption. There is no happiness outside Christ; there is joy in His service. You lack —
2. The element of usefulness. You have not yet commenced the real service of life. You lack —
3. The element of personal safety. There is only safety in religion.
Parallel VersesKJV: And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?