A careful audit of our life against God’s Law will show us our need for salvation in Christ.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 19:16 - Someone came to Jesus with this question: "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?"
Read - Matthew 19:16–30; Mark 10:17–31; Luke 18:18–30
God must often deal with our own pride to get us to recognize our need for Him. Jesus used the commandments, not to show that we can be saved by works, but to show that there is nobody ‘good’ but God and that we all fall short and sin against God thereby needing God’s gracious forgiveness in Christ. The commandments serve as a mirror to show us where we are out of sorts.
Lord, thank you that Your provided Christ to save my from my sin.
Sin ‘Marrs’ our soul and keeps us separated from God. We often think of sin as evil actions and that is true. However, this Bible text shows us that there are other sins that have become more ‘respectable’ in our culture. The sin of pride can often be veiled but it can keep us from God. The sin of the love of money can be presented as ‘motivation’ but can be just as evil as any other. When Christ died to Mend you that includes from the respectable sins and, truth be told, there aren’t any sins that should be respectable in our eyes for they are not in His. Repent today of any sin like this in your own life.