By Jim Murrell
"Hereby perceive we the love of
God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to
lay down our lives for the brethren" (1 John 3:16).
The rich man asked Jesus, "Good
Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
(Mark 10:17). Then Jesus asked him if he had kept the law.
He said yes. In love Jesus responded, "One thing thou
lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to
the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come,
take up the cross, and follow Me" (Mark 10:21b). But the
rich man was "sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for
he had great
possessions" (Mark 10:22).
Jesus let him go. Jesus didn't run
after him. And there's another thing I want you to notice:
Jesus didn't lower His standards.
Is there anything you love more
than Jesus? You must willingly lay it down to be saved.
- Via the weekly bulletin of the Coldwater Church of Christ
in Coldwater, MS. Clifton Angel preaches for the
congregation and he may be contacted through that
congregation's website: http://www.coldwatercofc.com/
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