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As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments, ‘ Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up.”  Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property. (Mark 10:17-22)

"Jesus won't take the shortcut of a  power play. He doesn't force anyone to follow Him. He seems rather reluctant to do His miracles. He never overwhelms anyone's will with a fantastic display of His majesty. He woos, He confronts, He delivers, He heals, He shots straight, and then He uses intrigue. He lives out before them the most compelling view of God, shows them an incredibly attractive holiness while shattering the religious glaze. But still, He lets them walk away if they choose." -Eldredge.


Tiffany said...

I love this passage. It is incredibly convicting to me as I tend to find security in money but God continues to change my heart. Thanks for posting!

Pretty lady said...

" He lets them walk away if they choose."