Supernatural Living, Part XVI
And behold a certain lawyer (expert in Jewish law) stood up and tested Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?" Luke 10:25,26
Without sounding redundant in my messages on eternal life, which, by the way is the most important subject written about in all of the scripture, we must be accurate in our teaching of it, lest we become guilty of being false teachers worthy of being cursed as Paul warned the Galatians. The way of salvation is God's eternal purpose for all of mankind to escape the damnation of Hell, and inherit the glories of Heaven's splendor!
The lawyer that stood before Jesus was asking the most important question that he could ask, and that was how he could be saved. Jesus didn't say bow your head and ask Me to be your personal Savior, something that doesn't exist in the Word of God, no, He said, "You shall love God with all of your heart, and everyone else as much as you love yourself!" Jesus wasn't speaking of a one time prayer, or membership in His church, or even being baptized, He was speaking of a love relationship of obedience and surrender to the Most High God, and loving our fellow man with the same love and devotion that we have for ourselves.
This is the "Way" spoken of in the book of Acts, the way of salvation, in which we give all of our being to the Lord Jesus, to follow Him wherever He leads, and by repenting of our former selfish way of life. The first assembly of one hundred twenty received a harvest of three thousand souls from out of town and began sending for their families to come and join them in their new found faith. Thousands, with no where to stay, and nothing to eat and only the hundred twenty to help them, and if that wasn't bad enough they didn't even speak their language!
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin