Why did the rich young ruler, who thought of himself as faultless, bother to ask Jesus what he must do to enter the Kingdom of God? This individual represents anyone who thinks that the path to eternal life rests upon keeping God’s law. Alistair Begg shows us how Jesus revealed this man for who he really was: helpless, needy, and lost. Because this prosperous man did not see himself in need of a Savior, he was not willing to pledge his allegiance to Christ before all else, including his riches.
17And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
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