I've always found it interesting that the one last thing Jesus asked of the rich young ruler (Luke 18) was to sell all that he had and give it away. Jesus could see his heart and know what one thing the man was still holding onto. But it is ironic, isn't it, that Jesus' answer to "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" was, "give it all away." I mean - yeah? Really? Perhaps giving it all away requires believing "he rewards those who diligently seek him."
This song is about a rich young ruler I know personally in this life. However, he answered the call. He gave it all away. His understanding of God was simple and incomplete (so is mine). But the knowledge he held was honored perfectly. He took what he had, what he'd worked hard to have, and he opened his hand and let it all go.
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I kinda doubt God ever finds much fault
With the one who gives everything away
Instead of storing all of their crap up
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For the once appointed dark and rainy day.
Now it’s pouring—Hear the lightening
Feel the thunder—But wipe the rain away
Your umbrella—Is his love dear
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You are the one who— gave it all away.
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You lived like the One who —gave it all away.
They always say God sees the heart and soul
Knows the things we love and what we hope
Finds the life like Christ not lived in vain
He knows you covered others in the rain.
I think I know what God looks like up close
Holding onto all that matters most
Now I see that giving has got to be more blessed
And oh, how sweet must be the giver’s rest!