by Benjamin Munsell | October 14, 2018MORNINGTIME 2909
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, GOOD Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? NONE IS GOOD, SAVE ONE, THAT IS, GOD. Luke 18:18-19. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? THERE IS NONE GOOD but one, that is , God: but if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS. Matthew 19:17. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; THERE IS NONE THAT DOETH GOOD, NO, NOT ONE. Romans 3:10-12. This one's tricky, but let's try to break it down anyway. Man is pretty much equal to the sludge at the bottom of the septic tank, man is not good, and never will be. Any works, or man-made performance, are pretty much useless when man tries to "work" his way into Heaven. There are no "things" or "works" you can do to make your own way into Heaven. Being "good" and doing "good" are just man-made ideas of how to get into Heaven. There is no good thing a man can say or do, to get you into Heaven. So just "trash" any thoughts, actions, and deeds you think you can do, to earn your way into heaven. THERE ARE NONE. Even Obedience to Christ, in itself, won't get you into Heaven! Remember Judas? He was "obedient" to Christ, and THAT, by ITSELF, didn't get him in. ONLY CHRIST CAN DO WHAT HE HAS ALREADY DONE, FOR HIM TO GET YOU INTO HEAVEN. It's Purely a "Work of Christ", and ONLY Christ, Who has Paid the Price IN FULL for you to go free. Yes, OBEDIENCE to Christ is very important, BUT A "HEART ATTITUDE" FOR CHRIST AND HIS WORD, FOLLOWED BY OBEDIENCE to do, live, say, and be CHRISTLIKE, is what it will take to go to Heaven. And to say, "God is Good" still doesn't work. Good is compared to Bad, and God Almighty is too High and Great to compare to ANYTHING. Just do your best to Praise, Honour, and Worship the Lord God Almighty, and, Be Blessed.