with devotion: fat cat camels

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And Jesus stated to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a wealthy particular person enter the kingdom of heaven. Once more I inform you, it is a lot easier for a camel to go via the eye of a needle than for a wealthy particular person to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they have been drastically astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and stated, “With man this is not possible, but with God all points are attainable.” [Matthew 19:23-26 ESV]


I had to laugh when I study this and was reminded of the context of this verse.
“All points are attainable” was about a wealthy particular person getting into the kingdom of God.
Several of us hear the phrase and our minds picture excellent miracles an such.

But the sobering context of Jesus’ assertion was a wealthy man.
A man who had lots of possessions and walked away from Christ.
One particular who chose his wealth more than the kingdom of God.

Working with hyperbolic language Jesus explains how tough it is for wealthy folks.
The invitation to eternal life is so very simple however can be so expensive.
The get in touch with of the kingdom can at times involve expensive sacrifices.

Even so, I really like the hope that Jesus indicates for even the most hardened amongst us.
That the 1 we under no circumstances believed would kneel in prayer could 1 day respond to God’s invitation.
To this finish I pray believing that with God all points are attainable.

Lord, I lift my household and pals to you. Draw them to you and trigger them to kneel.


… this devotion is element of the Red Letters series. Click right here to study much more.

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