Since humanity began, people have searched for eternal life. This was a search that Jesus understood and spoke about frequently. So it isn’t surprising that people asked Jesus about eternal life, just like the rich young man did. And when he asked, Jesus gave a surprising answer that revealed that the man needed to keep all the commandments. So this man’s problem was that he wasn’t keeping the commandments and wasn’t following Jesus and placing God first in life. We’re the same - none of us always put God first in his rightful place. But the good news is that God’s grace is great enough to overcome our own imperfection. But we must follow Jesus to find this grace.