Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Two} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good. But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.’[c]

The man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”

When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.

When Jesus saw this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved?” Luke 18:18-26

Todays Gift of Grace // Kingdom Possibilities

Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Two} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

Lord, in our own strength we cannot give what You deserve.

Help us to trust in Your provision over self-reliance.

Show us how to value relationships over possessions.

Give us eyes to see the possibilities,

—to look for ways to go beyond our own limitations,

& how to use what we have to advance Your kingdom purpose.

Amen.

As we draw closer to Resurrection Sunday let’s consider what we might give up—for the sake of the world.

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