THE GOOD TEST
A rich young man asked the Lord Jesus, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may
have eternal life?” Jesus Christ responded, “Why callest thou me good? There is none good but
one, that is, God.” After this statement the Lord questioned the youth about his life compared to
the Ten Commandments.
Will YOU pass God’s test of goodness for eternal life?
1. Thou shalt not steal. Have you ever stolen?
2. Thou shalt not kill. This is restated by the Lord Jesus, “Thou shalt do no murder.”
1 John 3:15 adds to this command, “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know
that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” Have you ever hated or disliked anyone?
3. Thou shalt not commit adultery. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 5:28, “Whosoever looketh on
a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Have you ever
4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Do you have any images or icons of Mary
or any saint?
5. Thou shalt not bear false witness. Have you ever lied, exaggerated, or remained silent and
hid the truth?
6. Thou shalt not covet. Have you ever envied with greed the possessions or wealth of
7. Honour thy father and thy mother. Have you ever disobeyed or dishonored your parents?
8. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Have you loved the Lord God first and foremost
your entire life?
If you are honest, you failed the good test. If you answered any question in the affirmative, you
are guilty of all. The holy God stated in James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law,
and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Do you honestly believe that you would be
accepted by God as a good person? What would a judge be required to do to the one found
guilty? A judge like a good referee will call the foul and punish the offender.
The God of creation has graciously provided a way for mercy to be offered with justice served. 1
Peter 3:18 says, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might
bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” The Lord Jesus
Christ suffered, died, and arose for your unjust acts against God.
The sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ is worthy to be accepted by anyone. 1 Timothy 1:15 says,
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to
save sinners.” You will please God by accepting this offer of grace by faith.
Will you accept by faith this gracious offer of God and receive forgiveness or a pardon for your
sins? Paul said in Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and
thy house.” Paul said in Romans 10:9, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Your Choice and the Finals: ACCEPT OR REJECT?
When you humbly accept the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, God accepts you to be His child
(Romans 8:16-17). You have taken God’s name like an adoption or marriage. The beloved wife
takes the husband’s name. In an ideal marriage both parties seek to please each other.
One commandment says, “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the
LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” Paul stated in 1 Corinthians
15:10, “...his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more
abundantly…” In an ideal relationship with the Lord Jesus both parties seek to please and serve
the other (See 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7).
If you seek to please and serve the Lord Jesus, you will joyfully rejoice in the end. Philippians
2:15-16 says, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke...Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ...” The Lord Jesus
has a plan to provide a glorious inheritance for the dear child who serves the Lord faithfully.
If you reject the gracious gift from a loving Saviour and die in your sins, you will hear the
righteous Judge order, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire...” To disregard, ignore,
or delay the acceptance of this offer is a decision of stubborn pride. Revelation 21:8 warns, “...all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second
Jesus Christ paid for our death penalty in his own blood. His death on the cross for our sins was
a LEGAL TRANSACTION on our behalf to reconcile sinful mankind to a relationship with God.
As He breathed his last on the cross, he said, "IT IS FINISHED!" Have you BELIEVED in what
He did for you?
Romans 6:23 KJV - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
How do you receive your free gift of Salvation? JUST BELIEVE! Jesus Christ built the BRIDGE
of Salvation to save us from going to hell; the ONLY thing you have to do is believe truly from
your heart in the FINISHED WORK on the cross of Calvary.
ONLY BELIEVE the GOSPEL to be saved forever and have ETERNAL LIFE! @savedbytheblood #newage#christian#wiccan#atheist#satanism#paganism#atheism#christianity#blm#bibleverse#transgender#pagan#satanist#lgbtqpride#witch#wicca#omniseuxal#witchcraft#jesuschrist#feminist#lgbtpride#lgbt#prolife#feminism#word#freetoedit#srcbutterfliesonclouds#butterfliesonclouds