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New Testament - Today in Mark chapter 10 we read about the Rich Man. I have heard plenty of sermons on this passage of scripture and read a bunch of commentaries. The message is probably not that every Christian needs to sell all they have, give to the poor, and you'll have treasure in heaven. However... this could be the message for some of us. Basically, the message is more along the lines of what in your life are you holding on so tight to, that you need to let go of? What are you worshiping? What are you letting stand in the way of your relationship with Jesus? And what must you let go of? What's your "camel" that's holding you back? It might be money or material possessions. It could be an addiction. It could be status. It could be anger. It could be lust. I don't know what it is for you - that's between you and Jesus. But, can you let your "camel" go, so that you won't be like this camel here trying to get through the eye of a needle... :)
Worship Video: Today’s readings reminded me of the song "Open the Eyes of My Heart." Here's Michael W. Smith's live version:
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on three verses of Scripture today: "Jesus said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them." Mark 10:14-16 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you will have faith like a child. Pray that you will always bless and serve and teach children in your life.
Comments from You & Questions of the Day: What is your take on the Rich Man / Rich Young Ruler? Why do you think Jesus said he should sell all he had and give to the poor? Are there areas in your life where Jesus has asked you to give up something? Maybe something material or maybe something more like an addiction or obsession, etc.? Have you obeyed Jesus in this regard? Was it a blessing to obey Jesus? Also, what verses or insights stand out to you in today's readings? Please post up by clicking on the "Comments" link below!
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