For those with eyes to see and ears to hear. (Sat., May 20/17) By r. a.
… there came a man running, and kneeled to Messiah, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
And Messiah (Jesus) said to him: Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.
You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
Then Messiah (Jesus) beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack, go your way, sell whatsoever you have, and give to the poor, and you shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. (Mark 6: 17-22)
Note that Messiah didn’t say to sell and give ALL to the poor. He said, give to the poor. The man went away “grieved” (distressed and very sad).
The one thing the man lacked was his love for God.
His possessions were his god and as a result, he was violating the very first commandment — we are to have no other gods besides the Creator-God (the great I AM). > Exodus 20: 1 – 3
Messiah stated in other verses: no man can serve two masters -you cannot love both God and money (material possessions). You will either hate the one and love the other and vice versa. You cannot serve God and mammon (wealth, material possessions, greed). see Matthew 6: 24
The god of this world has duped the collective (I was once among those duped) into chasing temporal, mindless and material things. By doing so, both young and old are completely distracted and are, unwittingly, serving Lucifer/Satan.
The duped mindset is not concerned about eternal destiny and eventual death, because Oprah and her ilk tell their followers there are many ways to God, which is a bold-faced lie.
In addition, there are the foolish atheists and irrational evolutionists who reject and deny that a Creator-God exists. Woe to them!
At some point in one’s life, a prudent person will seek the true Creator-God, who has revealed himself in the Bible, and they will follow his son, the Messiah (Jesus), to receive the gift of eternal life, instead of eternal death.
Choose today whom you will serve!
BTW, the true Creator-God is revealed in Genesis chpt.2 verses 2 -3 and in the 4th commandment recorded in Exodus chpt.20 verses 8 -11.
Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies and false gods.