One thing

Re: Verse reading–Luke 18:18-30 (day one) 
Strange math, don’t you think?  The rich, young ruler (RYR) comes to Jesus.  Sincerely interested.  Has much.  Obviously wealthy. Considerate. Conscientious.  Nevertheless,  he is still hungry for eternal life.  Jesus says, “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.”  (v 22)  Notice the verbs?  Sell! Give! Come! Follow! FOUR things which are actually only ONE thing.  “And you shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind, and all your strength.”  It is the last ounce of courage or energy that often means a medal or a victory for an athlete.  Much will not be enough.  All!  Why would God be any different?  Not perfection, but certainly full surrender is what God requires. Like the RYR, most of us just lack one thing.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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