Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All things are possible

October 20, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today:  Rich young ruler; Matthew 19:16-26; Mark 10:17-27; Luke 18:18-27

Matthew 19:25-26 (English Standard Version)
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Why would the disciples ask such a question.? Did it make sense?  Jesus told them that rich people would have a hard time entering. Why are they asking who can be saved? I mean, poor people can be saved right?

The disciples do what many of us today do.  They assumed that if a person has money, they must have some degree of spirituality.  It is not true anymore than poor people are more spiritual.  Jesus was going to teach them a lesson here.  With God, anything is possible.  Do not put God in a box and have Him do what you expect Him to do.  He can do most anything.  We only have to step back and watch.

Read for next time: Disciples reward; Matthew 19:27-30; Mark 10:28-31; Luke 18:28-30
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