A Willing Heart
Read Mark 8:27 through 10:31
Published: Sep 22, 2017
People are often willing to work for the Lord as long as they get to do what pleases them. They will gladly serve as hostess for a church dinner or sing on the worship team, but when asked to do something unpleasant, like cleaning the bathrooms, they may balk.
A man approached Jesus one day and asked what he could do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered by reciting the commandments. The man answered that he had been doing those things since he was a boy.
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me” (Mark 10:21).
When the man heard these words, he went away sad because he was wealthy. When Christians ask Christ what He requires of them, they must be willing to accept His answer, even if it doesn’t please them.
Prayer for Today: Jesus, give me a willing heart to accept whatever You have for me, even when it isn’t what I want to hear.
Quicklook: Mark 10:18–27
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