Joyce Meyer Sermon - We All Lack Something!…find out why that's a good thing above!
Luke 18 beginning in verse 18, "and a certain ruler asked him, good teacher [you who are essentially and perfectly morally good], what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Well, he already asked the wrong question, "what can I do to inherit eternal life and to partake of salvation in the messianic kingdom?" Well, Jesus was gonna deal with him based on where he was at. "okay, if you want to earn salvation, then let me tell you what you have to do." Jesus said, "don't commit adultery, don't kill, don't steal.
Don't bear false witness, honor your father and your mother." And the young man said, "i've done all this. I'm doing good." And verse , "and when Jesus heard it, he said to him, one thing you still lack." You know what? No matter how good any one of us think we are, there's always one thing that we lack. That's so frustrating to me. I mean, as hard as I've tried, I've never had one day where I didn't lack one thing. I'll think something wrong, or say something wrong, or do something wrong, or have a wrong attitude. And so, we all come back to the only way that we're gonna get into heaven is by the grace and the mercy of God, not because of anything that we do. "well, but I am better than that guy."
Well, let me ask you a question, the grand canyon is like, I don't know, what they say, miles across or something like that. I've got it in here somewhere. Anyway, it's really wide. Eighteen, eighteen miles across, I think at the widest point. Okay, let me ask you a question, if I can only jump inches, which would probably be about it for me, if I could stand here and I could jump inches and I'm trying to jump across the grand canyon, I can only jump inches and then somebody else comes along and they can jump and / miles but the grand canyon's miles. You know what? We're both equally dead. Joyce Meyer: so, it doesn't really matter if you're a little better than me or I'm a little better than you, we all lack one thing. There's always something that we're gonna need Jesus for and that's the good news. So, let's just stop comparing ourself with other people and trying to find ways to feel that we're better than them because none of us are anything without Jesus Christ.