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Luke 18.15- 30

posted 16 Jul 2014, 03:44 by Ben@theorderoftheblacksheep.com

15 Some people brought infants to Jesus, hoping He would touch them in blessing. The disciples rebuked them for doing so, 16 but Jesus called to the people.

Jesus: Let the little children come to Me. Never hinder them! Don’t you realize—the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like children? 17 You can depend on this: if you don’t receive the Kingdom as a child would, you won’t enter it at all.

Public Official: 18 Good Teacher, what do I need to do to inherit the life of the age to come?

Jesus: 19 Why did you just call Me good? No one is good but God—only God. 20 You know what theHebrew Scriptures command: “Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not bear false witness; honor your father and mother.”[a]

Public Official: 21 I’ve already been doing these things—since I came of age.

Jesus: 22 One thing you still lack—one thing; sell all your possessions and distribute the proceeds to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. Then you can come and follow Me.

23 The man heard these words and sadness came over his face, for his wealth was considerable.

Jesus: 24 What a hard thing it is for those with much wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 In fact, it would be easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than it would be for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God!

Listeners: 26 Then who can be liberated?

Jesus: 27 Remember, what is humanly impossible is possible with God.

Peter: 28 We have left our homes and followed You.

Jesus: 29 I’m telling you the truth: there is nobody who leaves his house or wife or siblings or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 who will not receive more than he has given up—much more—in this age and in the age to come. He will receive eternal life.