One came and said to him , Good Teacher , what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life. Matthew 19:16
He was morally upstanding , keeping God’s commandment s from his youth. His concern for spiritual matters inspired him to run to Jesus, kneel at His feet, and ask the world’s most important question: How can I have eternal life?
The Lord’s love moved Him to tell the rich young ruler the one thing he lacked:
If you want to be better, go sell what you have and give to the poor , and you will have treasure in heaven and come follow me.
The rich young ruler came to the right person at the right time with the right question, and he got the right answer. But the young man heard that saying , he went away sorrowful. He had turned his back on Jesus, he had been offered eternal life from the very lips of Jesus and He walked away unhappy and unsaved. Why. Because he refused to surrender. We are only here on earth for a short time maybe 80 years compared to 500 years plus more. What would you rather have. God loves you and want you to spend the rest of your life with Him.
To God Be The Glory
Rev. Porter Benjamin Jr.
March 31, 2014