What Jesus Did! 'The Most Important Question' — Luke 18:18

Friday, October 23, 2015

A {Jewish} leader asked Jesus, "Good teacher, what must I do to get the life that continues forever?"
— Luke 18:18 NLT
Illustration of Luke 18:18 NLT — A {Jewish} leader asked Jesus, "Good teacher, what must I do to get the life that continues forever?"

Key Thought

Can you think of a more important question than this? I can think of several that are equally important, but they all ultimately come down to the same basic issue: am I tied into God in a way that assures me of life forever with him? So, are you? Are you confident in that life with Christ forever? God wants us to be? Now whether the religious leader's motives were perfectly pure or not is really not relevant to our asking the same question. We can ask it from a pure and undefiled heart, seeking to honor and glorify him. When we do, we can know where we stand and with whom we stand.

Today's Prayer

Father, I know many people want to live forever simply to prolong their lives and to escape their fear of nothingness or eternal punishment. While those issues are of importance, dear Father, I long to be with you—to know you, to be able to see you face to face, to honor you and praise you with your angels. You have blessed me so graciously with your grace. You paid the price for my sins at incredible cost to yourself. I long, dear Father, to stand before your throne and tell you through eternity how magnificent and precious you are to me. In Jesus' name I praise and honor you Almighty God. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 5:13-15
  • John 5:24-29
  • Acts 2:37-42


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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