Friday, February 1, 2019
Rich Young Ruler
Dear beloved: Pics, Zephaniah leading worship at Living Water Fellowship; right,Bony and Paul painting
Matthew 19:16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, " Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" v17 so He said to him, " Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is God. But if you want to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments." v18 He said to Him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness. v19 Honor your father and mother, and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself." v20 The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" v21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." v22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Beloved, can Jesus really be serious that He wants us to sell all our possessions and follow Him? For those of us from wealthy nations such as the USA, we can certainly identify with the rich young ruler, for we too, have great possessions. And sometimes our possessions control us, to the point we are robbed of the joy that we thought we would have if we owned them. Most people in Africa don't have the luxury of many possessions. They live and fight for today. They have different burdens, such as finding money for food, clothing, or school fees. Gather the Outcasts is trying to make a difference in the lives of people in Africa. We share the love and joy that Jesus has for them, that their own joy will be complete. They can have the mind of Christ to make good decisions, live a life dedicated to Him. We want to care for the disadvantaged children as well, that they may have a chance at a better life while on the earth. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501c3 Paypal @www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/jimrowh