Devo Law or Grace Part 5
Luke 18:18-30 (NIV)
18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.” 21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. 24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!” 29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”
Jesus taught you must lose your life to find it. The rich young ruler was unwilling to lose his life for God and others. It is easy to give up what you never had, but once you taste of the pleasures of the world it’s not so easy. It would have been better if he never had wealth that to lose his soul for it. Many ask that I pray they win the lotto or get rich. Now why would I pray so you might lose your soul? It is easy to say it won’t control me. Reality is another thing. Jesus said give it up, but some come and say give it to me. Trust me if you are a good steward and can be trusted with wealth and He desires for you to have it you will have it. It is easier to live under grace and just leave that up to God. Law or grace where would you live?
Pastor Jeff Lane
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