Lesson Scriptures: Mark 10:12-22
Key Lesson Theme: “Our Commitment to Christ”
Today's Lesson: Friday, October 23
13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.
14 When Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
16 After taking them in his arms, he laid his hands on them and blessed them.
17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good except God alone.
19 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.”
20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these from my youth.”
21 Looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 But he was dismayed by this demand, and he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.
Live It Out
The way to live life to its fullest and the way of eternal life is found only in Jesus. Good effort, right standing in the community, impeccable character, a solid reputation, religious conviction, and having an abundance of goods are not enough. We may have all those things but still one thing would be missing—Jesus. In the end, eternal life is a gift of God made available in the atoning death of Jesus Christ. We are to approach Him in complete dependence— like little children.
What evidence could you cite to support your claim to that your commitment to Christ includes childlike trust, unwavering obedience, and faithful following Him?
What was the most difficult barrier you faced in your decision to give up all to follow Jesus?
Until next week Saints…..
Every day is Sunday