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Bible Notes

Matthew 19:16-17 (25.06.19)

Matthew 19:16-17 NIV
Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life ?” [17] “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

Can you see the catch? There is only one who is good enough to keep the commandments, to live a faithful life, and that’s not us! It is of course Jesus, the one the man was talking to. So let’s not point the finger at others, or even at ourselves – yes strive to be as good as you can be, but don’t condemn yourself or others for not living up to a standard you can’t actually reach. 

Thank you Jesus that you are good enough, and your goodness is good enough to cover us as well.

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