September 30th

leaping-praiseMATTHEW 19

Priorities

SCRIPTURE

v20 What do I still lack?

OBSERVATION

The young man who came to Jesus received a straight answer to his question. The narrative suggests that he thought his good life (in his opinion) would make his acceptance by Jesus plain and simple. But the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be bought.

APPLICATION

The possession of money or position may count for something in this world, but the replies Jesus gave concerning His Kingdom have enduring value for all time.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, help me to know the joy of following and serving you. Amen.