The rich young ruler came to Jesus “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said, “Why do you call me good? No one is good—except God alone.” The ruler didn’t recognize Jesus as God or that you can’t become good by doing some good things. He wanted to get to heaven by checking off his “to do” list. Jesus called him to put everything into following Him. The only One who was good laid down His life on Good Friday to restore us to God not because we are good, but because we are sinners.

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