Matthew 19:26 (ESV)
Notes From the Pastor's Desk
📖Matthew 19:26 (ESV)
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
This verse comes on the tail end of a rich young man asking Jesus about what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus starts off by asking him some questions about the law. In which the young guy said, “I’ve done all those things.” Jesus, knowing his heart, tells him, “sell everything you have, give it to the poor, then come follow me.’ The young man went away sad because he had much wealth. Jesus revealed where this young man’s affections truly laid. His wealth, his possessions. Those things were his god. When the disciples experienced this, their question was, who then can be saved?” They attached material blessing as God’s favor upon someone. They thought that because this man was rich that he had God’s favor. That’s why they asked that question, “who then could be saved?” See, God always looks at the hearts of men. Money, possessions, and temporary wealth can be unhealthy if emotional attachment to those things are out of place. But praise the Lord, that He is the God of doing the impossible. He can take a man who rightly understands that everything he is given is a blessing and resource God has given him to steward. How do you view your wealth and resources? And make no assumption that we aren’t blessed materially. We, in America, are among the richest people in the world regardless of being lower, middle, or upper class of this society. Do we keep our “things” in the right perspective? Or do we idolize them? Good question for us to always evaluate in our lives.
🙏I'm praying for you always. Have a blessed week in your surrender to the King of Glory, Jesus Christ❤️
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