While we were yet sinners

RE Verse reading–Mark 10:17-31 (day four)  “Jesus looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing’ ” (vs 21)  Really good news.  When we are selfish and blind to the fact that we are selfish, the Lord is generous.  When we do not love as we should, the Lord still loves us.  The RYR has just demonstrated that he was clueless. The discussion of the 10 Commandments had not pierced his conscience.  So far as he is concerned, he has made no mistakes, done everything right.  Rather than reject this proud donkey, the Lord loved him.  Rather than challenge his pride, the Savior invited him to become a disciple and learn the eternal life he hungered for.  “But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”  (Romans 5: 8)  This is the good news.  When we are unworthy, Christ sees value. Even when we do not love, He loves and calls us.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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