May 15th, 2017
All Things Are Possible but Not Always Probable
Mark 10:25-27 (KJB) 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. 26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
These verses cause a great deal of conversation and speculation about what exactly a camel going through the eye of the needle signifies. Certainly, it is not an actual event for a camel cannot possibly go through a needle.
It represents the probability of a rich man or woman being saved.
A poor person often finds it easier to place their trust in God for they often have nothing or little of their own of which to place their trust in. A rich person on the other hand, has material items and a fat bank account, which often serve to calm their fears and placate their riddled emotions. This makes their lives more palatable even if the existence of these things are only temporary in nature.
However, it is never an impossibility for any man or woman to find salvation in Christ, rich or poor for God cannot ever be limited by anything in heaven or on this earth. It is just an unlikely spiritual feat for those who are being falsely satisfied by things in this world.
The choice for salvation often comes at a higher cost for those who are materially content Those who are both poor in spirit and in material riches have a need they cannot appease with anything available to them in this world.