- Am I hearing Jesus properly?
- Am I stunned?
- Am I blown away?
Looking at his disciples, Jesus said, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who ‘have it all’ to enter God’s kingdom?” The disciples couldn’t believe what they were hearing, but Jesus kept on: “You can’t imagine how difficult. I’d say it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for the rich to get into God’s kingdom.”
That set the disciples back on their heels. “Then who has any chance at all?” they asked.
Jesus was blunt: “No chance at all if you think you can pull it off by yourself. Every chance in the world if you let God do it.” | Mark 10:23-27
What is the Kingdom of God all about? It is about God and His power. Nothing is impossible with God. That is it. If I ask and question God’s power, desire and capability then I am in deep trouble. I am fighting against Jesus. Jesus is saying it to me. Jesus is serious.
It is not about how much money I have or what kind of car I drive. It doesn’t matter the size of my 401(k). The size of my house is not the issue.
It is about love and loving God. It is about seriously following Jesus. It is about God’s will.
Jesus is challenging me. Jesus is saying amazing things to me. Do I believe Him? Will I act on what He says? This is fundamental!