“Why do you call Me good? ” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One — God.
Mark 10:18 HCSB
We tend to focus all of our attention and accolades towards God’s creations rather than give Him the glory 100 percent of the time. Jesus put people in check about this constantly, and as the man who ran up to him calling him “Good Teacher” found out, Jesus once again put things into perspective that he was not to be regarded as good, but that God being good, was the only source to be identified in that light.
That is beyond deep.
Jesus is seen as the savior for mankind, the son of God, the wayshower, but even as God’s perfect creation Jesus never walked around touting and parading his role. Heck, he wouldn’t even consider answering to being called “Good”.
Look at us today. Some people would go beyond calling themselves good, they would say they’re exceptional. They would answer to it.
Jesus knew his place and humbly served in his role. He never took his title and position the way many people would today, if given the opportunity. Even when he healed people he told them to tell no one (even though he knew they would be blabbermouths) but he just wanted to help, save, heal, and bless others through God’s power—and he knew he had limited time to do these things.
That is a humble servant. Jesus understood that the source of all is the Father, and that he was to show people the way to Him, not try to get the attention or accolades. He knew he had to be last to be first—the principle he taught his disciples when they argued over who was the best.
Consider the source of all that you have. Look at everything you have achieved in life, inventory all of your possessions, and then honestly answer this question—who really gets the credit for all that you have and all that you are?
All that I need comes from You. You are all that I need Lord. No human, animal, spirit, thing, or object can substitute You. Keep my eyes on You Father. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.
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