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Monday, February 29, 2016

Knowing Jesus

Many people believe that being good is good enough to get them into heaven. Let's take a look at a teaching that Jesus gave.
   One day a rich young ruler came enthusiastically running up to Jesus and asked: "What must I do to be saved?" Jesus answered: Keep the law. "This I have done from my youth up," came the reply. Yet one thing do you lack said Jesus. Go and sell all that you have and give it to the poor. Then come follow me. We are told that the young man walked away sorrowfully, for he had great wealth. Concluded the Master: It will be hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. The disciples had been watching the dynamics of this happening and they were quite disturbed. Jewish tradition had always taught that God had especially blessed rich men and that is why he was rich. In their way of thinking, if a wealthy man could not receive salvation, then how could a poor man have any hope? They asked of Jesus: who then can be saved? - Mark 10:17-27
 Three Truths from this passage:
It's about God - not about being good.
It’s about not having anything between you and Him.
It’s about what is impossible with man is possible with God. 
 If you know Jesus, then you know enough. Let Him control your life - you are in "good" hands!