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  • Matt. 19:21-22

    21 Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
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Answer (part I)

Go here for the question.

Now, I’ll take a shot at answering it. I’ll start at the beginning.

God is, well, He’s GOD. It’s all His. He’s the King of everything. Where He rules and reigns, that’s His Kingdom. He decided to share it with us. He made only one rule; we broke it. We are still within the borders of His Kingdom, just not living as citizens of it. We rebelled against His reign.

God’s perfect. Perfect in everything! It’s in His job description. Because of His perfect judgment, He could not accept our disobedience – our revolt. There’s a price that must be paid. You know it as death. Death both physically – you quit breathing, forever – and spiritually – you are separated from God, forever.

Remember, though. God’s perfect in EVERYTHING. That includes love, mercy (not giving you the punishment you do deserve) and grace (giving you the gift you don’t deserve). Because He’s perfect in these areas, He gave us JESUS, His own son, to pay the price for us. We don’t have to suffer the fate of eternal separation from God because of Jesus’ sacrifice! He saves us from spiritual death. That’s GOOD NEWS, if you ask me.

But that’s just some of the GOOD NEWS. It’s not the whole story.

What do you think is missing?

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3 Responses

  1. Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. -Matt. 9:35

    My question then is if the answer is Jesus to the story of the good news, or his sacrifice more specifically….what was he talking about….what was the “good news”? Hey, Me I am Good news…that just doesn’t seem to make sense….also he hadn’t sacrificed himself yet and whenever he talked about his death it seems very cryptic and confusing to anyone listening so that doesn’t seem to be it….so what is it that Jesus himself is talking about when referring to the good news? What do you think?

  2. Steve,
    I’ll answer in my next post later tonight.

  3. I eagerly anticipate your reply…

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