Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
“Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” - Mathew 19:16-21
There you were in front of him in living color, the person he needed to rescue his life forever, and he asked what he had to do to save himself. How patiently you made him realize that if he would depend on himself he would never make it. Salvation is in you. You did it all and you did it all for me. You are my Savior and my God. I am yours. Everything I have is yours. Use me to bless and give love to others today. Defend me from temptation, guide me in my thoughts and give me the ability to discern between selfishness and selflessness when I live and move around people.
Pastor Don Patterson
True spirituality will never be about performance. It's about a person.