Jesus challenges us because He knows what we are focused on. He demands that we don’t focus on getting things and getting more things.
Jesus knows when that is our focus, we don’t see what God wants to give us. This is radical because His focus on the Father is radical.
To receive our Father’s gifts we have to respond to Him. If we are looking to get more in this world, we have the wrong focus.
“Don’t be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 6:29-31 The Message)