When I went to high school, our school was known for being a pretty good football school. So we always wanted to be number one.
The cheerleaders had lots of cheers about being number one. The band, of which I was a part of knew the cheers almost as good as the cheerleader. Let me say, we knew the words, not all the moves. Sometimes the band would start cheers.
Please read the following verses.
18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good — except God alone.
20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'”
21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.
22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. NIV
The rich young ruler wanted to have eternal life in heaven.
In order for that to happen, Jesus Christ needed to be number one in his life.
The rich young ruler felt he had pulled it off.
After all, he was keeping the ten commandments. (yeah right) but Jesus, showed him what was really number one in his life, money.
I am sure, most of you reading this either have Jesus at #1 or you at least want to. But when push comes to shove, is He number one to you?