THE 10th OF JUNE
THE LORD CORRECTS US IN LOVE
Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” – Mark 10:21
Jesus looked at the young rich man and loved him. We all need to see love in our Lord’s eyes, when He looks at us. I have heard great testimonies of people who had the favor to see our Lord’s eyes as He revealed Himself to them in visions or dreams. They all have testified that they never saw such great love or felt so loved in any other circumstances, and that is what the Bible says too.
Our Lord had to correct the young man and He did it in great love. That is how our Lord operates. He is love itself! What do we trust the most? The financial stability we have, or God’s provision? This is a tough question. It is easy to trust God while there is still money in the bank and we have our worldly possessions, than if we had nothing.
The rich man, did all the exterior works, obeying the Law to the letter, but he was not fully surrendered to the Lord. True giving, with a good heart collects treasure in heaven for the giver. We have to give it all to Jesus, deny ourselves, pick up our crosses and admit that we have to put our carnal nature to death so that we can truly follow Jesus.
Dear Lord, please help me to give it all to You and trust You no matter what. Thank You so much for Your love and care and for having so much patience with me. Please help me care more for the treasures in heaven than for earthly things and to love Jesus with all I am and have, to be able to crucify my flesh daily and follow Him. Thank You Lord. Amen