And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 18:18
Heres a great question that was asked, what do we have to do to be saved? Seems like a simple question that should have a simple answer, but if you ask multiple people you might get multiple answers. Notice the young ruler is addressing Jesus as Master , so he understands who Jesus is
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Luke 18:19
Jesus hear makes a profound statement that most people don’t get at first. He says “Why do you call me good, nobody is good but God”. So think about this, if God is the only one “good” meaning sinless, then Jesus must be God. If Jesus wasn’t God, then he wouldn’t be good (sinless) therefor there would be no atonement for your sin. Think about that, Jesus is revealing he is God right here!
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. Luke 18:22
Then the young man goes through all the commandments he keeps, trying to persuade Jesus that he is righteous enough for Gods Kingdom. Notice what Jesus says to him “Sell all your stuff and give it to the poor” Ouch, this is not what the young man was expecting.
You see we have a heart issue. We can do a lot “religious stuff” to prove to people we are righteous but who owns your heart? Is your heart consumed with serving Jesus or is your heart consumed with making money or getting more stuff?
When we become Born Again we receive a New Heart, and that Heart will live for Jesus Amen!