19“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’ 21“All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. 22When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Luke 18:18-22 (NIV)
We learn two very important things from this teaching of Jesus. The first is one that we overlook quite often – No one is good except God alone. Remember this the next time you place your faith in a person, or in a political system, educational system, or any other man-made system- yes, including the church. Human systems are, by nature, corrupt. The best we can do is the best we can do and we must place our faith in the sovereignty of God. Future history will turn out the way HE wants it to, not us. Stay the course, keep your eyes up – and keep the faith!