The Miracle of Salvation: Mark 10:23-27
“23) And Jesus, looking around, *said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!” 24) The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25) It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26) They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?” 27) Looking at them, Jesus *said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭10‬:‭23‬-‭27‬ ‭
Salvation is a difficult thing. If you look at the context, Jesus exposed several false hopes of salvation. Works based religion cannot save you. Self righteousness cannot save you. Keeping the Ten Commandments cannot save you. Money cannot save you!
Verse 26 says, The disciples were even more astonished and asked; “Then who can be saved?” What an amazing question! They were beginning to wrestle deeply with the question of salvation.
Jesus replied; “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God!” Did you notice what Jesus said? Only God can save you! What does that look like?
John 3:16-18 might be the best answer; ““16) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17) For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18) He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” ‭‭ Tragically, the rich young ruler walked away from Him. Many turned away from Him. The religious leaders had crucified Him. But God raised Him from the dead and made Him both Savior and Lord.
Take time to study the short message of Peter to the religious leaders as recorded in Acts 4:8-12. Peter and the other disciples resolved the issue of salvation.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global
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