Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson
1 John 1:17
“And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
In Matthew 19:16-22 we read a sad story. A young man approached Jesus and asked what good thing he needed to do to inherit eternal life. In questioning him it was determined that this young man was obedient to the Law of Moses and he even loved his neighbor as himself.
In verse 21, Jesus offered him an invitation that would have changed his life. Jesus invited the young man to get rid of the things of this world and become His disciple.
Here was an obedient and observant man who prided himself on doing even more than the Law required, yet he went away from Jesus with a sad and heavy heart. Why? — Because he had great wealth! His love of worldly possessions robbed him of the blessed opportunity of being a follower of our Lord and eternal life.
We can only wonder how long it was before he realized that the puny wealth of worldly goods amount to nothing. It is a question we must ask ourselves and especially in connection with today’s Scripture. Where is our heart of love?
Blessings dear hearts. May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
– – – Pastor Cecil
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