What must I do, Jesus?
Mon, Aug 19 2019 07:41
| God, living, Witness
Faith is an action word. As James writes of Abraham, “Faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by works.” (Jas. 2:22). Jesus’s prescription to the young man, “go, sell . . . give,” paves the way for what comes: entering into and enjoying a continuing love-relationship with Jesus.
For the young man, wealth was a barrier to surrender; for us the barrier may be something else: fame, comfort, pleasure, approval . . . Let’s ask, as the young man did:”Lord, what must I do?"
What we do with Jesus’s reply determines whether we go away sorrowful or stand rejoicing.
"All to Jesus, I surrender,
All to him I freely give.
I will ever love and trust him,
In his presence daily live."
(Weeden and Van DeWinter)