What Jesus Did! 'Who Can Be Saved?' — Mark 10:25-26

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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"And it will be very hard for rich people to enter the kingdom of God! It would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle!" The followers were more amazed and said to each other, "Then who can be saved?"
— Mark 10:25-26 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:25-26 NLT — "And it will be very hard for rich people to enter the kingdom of God! It would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle!"   ——   "Then who can be saved?"

Key Thought

If we are talking about meeting a legal requirement to be saved, we're all doomed. God is holy and we are not. God is pure and we are not. God is generous and we struggle to be. God is genuine and we struggle with hypocrisy. God is gracious and we are often petty and grudging. And ... when it comes to money, the vast majority of people are selfish or fearful or miserly or faithless. So who can be saved? Ah, God has already provided for our shortcomings and rebellious moments. Otherwise, who could be saved!

Today's Prayer

O Father, I recognize the gift of salvation as a gift from your grace. I do not deserve it. I did not earn it. However, dear Father, please know I cherish this gift of grace and I praise you for your loving and sacrificial generosity shown me in Jesus. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 3:21-25
  • Ephesians 2:1-10
  • Acts 2:36-40

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.