August 30, 2019
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 young man in Mark 10:17 asked Jesus, “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Then Jesus asked him if he had kept the law. He said yes. With compassion for him, Jesus responded, “There’s one more thing you lack. Go and sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. And take up the cross and follow Me.” But the rich young man was “sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions” (Mark 10:22).
NOTE: 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.