Friends, What do you think of the command of the LORD to the rich young man, regarding possessions? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. ~ Matthew 19:21 Some have used the passage to justify Monasticism & Asceticism for all men, arguing that the preceding verses are the Ten Commandments, which are binding upon all. Others argue that the LORD was speaking only to this man and all those like him; i.e. those who easily attach inordinate importance to material possessions.