Matthew 19:16-22 – 16 And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions. (ASV)
Lord of the Rings is an epic trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien. He was a christian man and many of the tales he woven were filled with Christian themes. Thankfully Peter Jackson the filmmaker behind the most well known cinematic version of the tale kept those ideals in tact. He also worked on the prequel book The Hobbit. The Hobbit follows Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, to steal the Arkenstone from the the dragon Smaug for the The King Under the Mountain, Thorin II. If you followed the movies in the third movie of The Hobbit series, The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies you would see that they finally make it but Thorin comes to a grave illness. An illness that many people could be susceptible to. Dragon Sickness.
An sickness that consumes you from the riches you have and gained. You don’t think clearly. You tend not to value what is important in life. You make the poorest of decisions that can turn your friends and allies against you and lead you to your doom if you are not careful. If you are not strong enough. When watching that film it reminded me of the rich young ruler that Jesus counseled. Continue reading “Dragon Sickness – Matthew 19:16-22”