Luke 18:19 – God Alone

Today’s Readings: Josh 15:1‐63, Luke 18:18‐43, Ps 86:1‐17, Prov 13:9‐10

Luke 18:19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.”

Observations:

  • Context: The rich young ruler thinks he has gained righteousness by human good deeds.
  • On January 30th I was struck by a different section of this story in the Matthew account.  Check it out here.
  • Jesus reserves the word good for God alone.

Do we realize how set apart God is?  There are times when I subconsciously try to bring him down to my level.  I don’t realize the fullness of who I am serving.  Are there things in my life that I reserve for God alone?

Apply: Today I want to focus on the holy (set apart) character of God.

Do you have a word that you use to describe God alone?

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