Jesus showed love to the man not by agreeing with him, but by revealing that he was more sinful than he thought he was.

Scripture: Mark 10:17-22

ESV Text: Mark 10:17-22


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 10

     17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 380:
Thy Works, not Mine, O Christ

— Organ Audio

1. Thy works, not mine, O Christ, 
Speak gladness to this heart; 
They tell me all is done, 
They bid my fear depart. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

2. Thy wounds, not mine, O Christ, 
Can heal my bruised soul; 
Thy stripes, not mine, contain 
The balm that makes me whole. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

3. Thy cross, not mine, O Christ, 
Has borne the awe-full load 
Of sins that none could bear 
But the incarnate God. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

4. Thy death, not mine, O Christ, 
Has paid the ransom due; 
Ten thousand deaths like mine 
Would have been all too few. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

5. Thy righteousness, O Christ, 
Alone can cover me; 
No righteousness avails 
Save that which is of Thee. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 


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