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All In

Luke 18:18-23 is the story of a ruler who asked Jesus, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

You probably know the story; he was rich and had great responsibilities. Jesus said, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.” We don’t know why Jesus didn’t include do not have any Gods before me.

The man assured Jesus he had obeyed these laws since his youth. Then Jesus said, “One thing you still lack, because he knew all about this man, Sell all that you have and give the money to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was extremely wealthy.” Jesus explains to his disciples “how hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God. In fact, it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God.

BUT what is impossible for mere humans is possible for God.”

God doesn’t ask for much, only everything we are and have. That’s not an easy ask for a mere human.

So we have to stay connected directly to Jesus to be ALL IN. It’s the only way.

Personally, I think that the Bible should be our number one source for reading and study. Any other study material should be grounded in the Word completely. We must be careful about ingesting others’ opinions. We must be careful about our references and study materials.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about false teaching; in that edition, I proposed that we need to know the Word of God so well that false teaching alarms us.

Did you know banks never allow their tellers to handle counterfeit money during training? Why? Because they want them to know the feel of authentic money so well that when a counterfeit bill touches their hands, they know it immediately. This is how we should handle the Word of God.

I am working every day on being ALL IN; I want to encourage you in this journey too.

I would love to get your feedback or just hear from you. Leave a comment or follow me on social media @ Facebook/Kym-Forrest_Author.

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