Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The Motivation

In Mark 10:17, a man came running to Jesus, knelt before Him, and asked how he could obtain everlasting life. This man came running and knelt before the Savior. It would seem that his earnest and humble heart made him a prime candidate as a potential convert. Yet, Jesus didn't give him the message of God's grace. He didn't even mention the love of God. Neither did He tell him of an abundant, wonderful, new life. Instead, Jesus used the Law of God to expose the man's hidden sin. This man was a transgressor of the First of the Ten Commandments. His money was his god, and one cannot serve both God and money. Then the Scriptures reveal that it was love that motivated Jesus to speak in this way. We are told, "Then Jesus beholding him loved him."(Mark 10:21) Do we look at this sinful and rebellious world, and love them? There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.