Why Do You Call Me Good
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.” (Luke 18:19)
Jesus taught his disciples to pray without loosing faith. Continually make your request known to God and God who is good will deliver from evil. Jesus also taught his disciples to not think of themselves as better than other men. Instead of boosting in prayer about the good things, confess the bad and you will be forgiven.
Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Have you committed adultery? “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery... (Luke 16:18) but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28) Have you murdered anyone? “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.” (Matthew 5:21-22) Have you ever taken anything that did not belong to you without the permission of the owner? Have you ever lied about someone? Have you always honored your father and mother from your youth until now? Lastly, have you put anything before God and his Son?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you have sinned and fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:19-20) “Then who can be saved?” (Luke 18:26) “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)