In our text, a rich ruler comes to Jesus and does three things:
1. runs to Jesus,
2. kneels before Him, and
3. addresses Him as Good Master.
Jesus responds by asking a question, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.” The word good in our text is a reference to “having the power to give eternal life.” So Jesus was asking the rich man if he was acknowledging that Jesus was the Way to eternal life – which He is!
In 1715 King Louis XIV
As his body lay in state in a golden coffin, orders were given that the church should be dimly lit with only a special candle set above the coffin to dramatize his “goodness.” At the memorial, thousands waited in silence. Then BishopMassilon began to speak slowly, reaching down, he snuffed out the candle and said, “Only God is good!!”
What to do:
✞ Acknowledge that only God can give eternal life and choose to do so through His Son, Jesus Christ. ✞ Acknowledge the goodness of God in daily life. (None of us deserve the blessings we have.)
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