Matt 19:16-26 Did you know that if a person could keep the Commandments of God perfectly, that would earn them Eternal Life ? Listen to the discourse of Jesus with the rich young ruler, begin in Vs 16 "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" The inquiry was what must be done to have Eternal Life, also Mark 10:17 17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? Notice here it says "inherit eternal life " Jesus indicated that if he would keep the Commandments, he would enter into Life Eternal Matt 19:17-19 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Yet the key is that God requires perfection, one must keep His Commandments perfectly ! Notice Jesus words to the young man after he boasted about keeping the Commandments of God Matt 19:20-21 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. See the Divine Standard is extremely High, one must Keep the Commandments Perfectly, even all of our thoughts must be always pure before Him ! Its like when Jesus said Matt 5:48 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. The word perfect means: I.brought to its end, finished II.wanting nothing necessary to completeness III.perfect IV.that which is perfect A.consummate human integrity and virtue B.of men i.full grown, adult, of full age, mature of mind and character, one who has reached the proper height of virtue and integrity: And Jesus was quick to point out to the young man that he lacked this perfection by His words Mk 10:21 21 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.