Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lenten Devotionals - Mark 10:17-31


Hmm. There's a lot here.

It's weird that Jesus says he isn't good...oh, well, I suppose he doesn't say that. He is confused at how the man knows that He is good--and thus, God. Alright. that part makes a bit more sense.

I guess, here is someone a bit like me. He has faith in God--He knows that Jesus is God, after all. But there's no trust. The rich young ruler doesn't trust that he will be okay without his earthly things. He can't give everything up and follow God because he has so much to begin with.

Am I that way? I think I trust a little bit more, at least. I am following up. I'm willing to give everything up. I'm kicking and screaming about it (at least a little bit). I'm angry about it. But I'm technically doing it. I could have my heart in it a bit more, but I am, at the end of the day, trying to follow God. I'm just terrified about everything I am giving up.

But then, I'm worried about the emotional things I'm giving up, and I wasn't that emotionally rich to begin with. So I'm not a camel going through the eye of a needle. I'm a camel going down a...big needle thingy. Let's say a highway overpass. Camel going through a highway overpass.

So I guess I should be getting emotional riches come heaven? Ooh. That sounds nice. I like that.

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