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do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said
               unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is
               none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the
               commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not
               kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,
               Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And
               he answered and said unto him, Master, all these
               have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus
               beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One
               thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever
               thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt
               have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the
               cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that
               saying, and went away grieved: for he had great

        A young man came to Jesus and it was quite obvious that he had
        heard about Jesus long before He ever came to town. He had been
        looking forward to the arrival of Jesus because he had heard that
        Jesus was speaking about eternal life.

        Now -- this rich young ruler had everything money could buy. He had
        wealth. He had fame. He had fortune. He was probably handsome
        and he knew that anything of this life he could probably purchase.

        But he heard about this eternal life Jesus was talking about -- and
        he wanted to secure his eternal life as well. He knew one day Jesus
        would come to his town and he would approach Him on the subject.

        The Bible says that when he saw Jesus approaching -- he literally
        went running to Jesus; and as soon as he reached Him, he fell at
        His feet and bowed before Jesus.

        He came to Jesus; he got on his knees; he looked at Him; and he
        said, “Good Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

        Now there are two key words in this passage. The word “good”
        and the word “inherit.” The word “good” is implying not the fact that

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