Matthew 19:23-26- The Impossible Way

Matthew 19:23-26
23
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

-Is anything impossible with God?  The disciples here are under the mistaken impression that wealth and prosperity must equate to God’s favor.  When Jesus tells them that wealth actually presents a stumbling block to salvation, they wonder how it’s possible for any man or woman to be saved.  The disciples are right to be confused, for truly rich people cannot be saved, but neither can poor people.  The very idea of bringing a cursed race of humans into fellowship with a Holy God is an impossible one.  But God is not limited by impossibility; and when a way did not exist, and a way could not be created, He Himself became the Way for us to be redeemed. (John 14:6)  “And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore Mine own arm brought salvation unto Me...” (Isaiah 63:5)

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