Can you resist something you don't believe in or don't think you need? Can you or will you strive against, or oppose something you believe in? Can we resist something we know we need and believe in that we haven't rejected? Did the young rich ruler reject or resisted the grace of God? Luke 18 : 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy.