Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.'” And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” So when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, he said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:18-25)
Holy Spirit, please show each of us where our possessions stand in the way of entering into the kingdom of God. Help us to let go of anything that blocks our way forward with Jesus.
And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?” But he said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:26-27)
Father, thank you that you can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
Then Peter said, “See, we have left all and followed you.” So he said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.” (Luke 18:28-30)
Jesus, help us daily follow where you lead. Help us leave everything behind that would get in the way of following you. Thank you.
A word received: I want to be Lord of every part of your lives.
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Zech. 10:1-12: Gal. 6:1-10: Luke 18:15-30
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; Zech. 11:4-17: 1 Cor. 3:10-23: Luke 18:31-43