The Goodness of Jesus


Luke 18:19 King James Version (KJV)
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
In the statement above, it appears that Jesus is denying his inherent goodness as being a direct begotten son of God. Yet, we could also suspect that He was not only referencing to Himself as a human, but also sure to give His Father His due glory. No matter how you view this statement, this is indeed humbling for if Christ himself is not Good then clearly we humans are not for sure. This statement enlists many ramifications as we find in the next statement.
John 15:15
King James Bible
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you
Lord? Are we to call Him Lord when in fact he states we are friends. Friends does not always mean co-equal, but it certainly hints at it.
These two scripture lessons are apart from what is normally taught at church. Yes, Jesus is in heaven now so we could infer he is now Good. Yet, I maintain he was Good while here and alive. Jesus, simply possessed a humility that none of us would ever be able to grasp. This thought is generated again when he refers to us as his friends. The comfort of this is that the Son of God reaches out to us and is willing to operate on our level: our level is feeble, weak and lacks true insight. In this way, Christ is able to make up for our inadequacies. So much so, I see these two scriptures as more than remarkable. They encompass the wisdom of God Himself.

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