“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.”
King James Version (KJV)
Larry's comment on 2014-07-08 14:47:43:
This verse has always puzzled me ...I think the young man was addressing what he saw as another human being in Jesus when he called him "good teacher " similar to Plato or Aristotle... Jesus knew his heart and answered him as a human being...in fact if the young man knew he was talking to God, he certainly would have given up all he had to follow Jesus.
Don Farmer, Jr.'s comment on 2013-04-17 03:13:15:
The rich young ruler called Jesus good. Jesus responds: There is none good but God. The point is: Since there is none good but God, if Jesus is good, then He must be God. There is no denying that Jesus is good. He does not just do good things, He is good. He is inherently good because of His deity. Because of this, had the rich young ruler fully believed who He was and trusted Him, he would have been willing to do anything Jesus asked him to do.
Afam's comment on 2013-02-06 07:04:01:
laoshang's comment on 2012-07-28 10:46:10:
god called abraham my friend and god called david my bossom son because of their goodness and to job and noah and many other he loved and called them good or obedient.then why jesus said there is no good man.to me there was good man and there will be good man.
grant niedzielski's comment on 2012-03-20 09:49:18:
It shows that Jesus was not God. Compare John 20:28. Jesus did not rebuke Thomas because as the writter of this chapter explained in the following verses who Jesus was. The son of God. John20:31