Money was his God. He was an idolater. And he couldn’t put God first.
In all these and many more, what was Jesus doing?
He was pointing out the person’s sin, to show them that before God they are guilty and therefore not qualified for heaven, which means what? HELL!
Then he could show them the remedy for the sin.
What was Jesus’ ministry all about?
Why did he die? Was the purpose of his death to give us a better life? Was the purpose of His death to make us happy?
The purpose of His death was to forgive us of our sins because we are sinners in need of saving. The joy and peace are by products of our relationship, not the reason Jesus died.
We have joy, not because our lives are going well, but we have joy because we know we will go to heaven.