In my devotions yesterday I was reading Mark 10. In a familiar passage I noticed something that I had never seen before.
It was the word “love” in verse 21.
Jesus is talking to a rich young man. There is nothing in the text to suggest that Jesus knew this man before this man came to him with a question, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”
In the midst of their Q&A about eternal life, what it means to be “good”, and keeping the commandments we see a glimpse into the heart of God.
It’s in verse 21.
“Jesus looked at him and loved him.”
Do we really love lost people? Do we look at them with apathy or love?
Do we pity them or adore them?
Do we wish they would just mind their own business and keep the residue from their filthy lives off of ours, or do we hunger for their salvation?
Do we avoid eye-contact with a lost people, or is it hard to keep your eyes off of them?
I want to see the people in this world like Jesus does.
Jesus sees lost people and loves them at first sight.