No Other Gods!!!!

Monday blessings Matthew 19 26

 

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! With God All Things Are Possible!!!

Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, 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.
Matthew 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Matthew 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

 

There is a couple verses that always make me sad:
Matthew 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Matthew 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

I can’t even imagine missing Heaven and going to hell over things. To pass up Heaven over riches here on earth. Things that will burn up, tarnish, stuff that can be stolen. In comparison to Heaven why would anyone ever do such a thing.
EVERYONE IS ON A QUEST TO FIND REAL LIFE
This young man ran up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Matthew, Mark, and Luke record this encounter. All three mention he was rich; in fact we are told that he had great wealth.
Yet, he wasn’t satisfied with wealth and power. He realized something was missing, so he asked Jesus how he could get eternal life. This young man was sincere in his request. Mark tells us he ran up to Jesus and knelt before Him. He was obsessed with finding an answer to his quest for real life.
This wealthy, young man had everything he wanted in terms of money and position, but he knew there was MORE. When he walked away he was sad because he knew he wasn’t going to give up his treasures here on earth.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

THERE IS ROOM FOR ONLY ONE GOD IN YOUR LIFE

After Jesus spoke to the man, we read, “When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.” Are you surprised by Jesus’ reply to this sincere question? He said, “Keep the commandments.” Is that the way to get to heaven? Of course not, the Great Physician answered that way because He was simply diagnosing the young man’s problem.
If you go to the doctor complaining with pain in your lower right abdomen, he or she might press there, and if your appendix is inflamed, you will express that in a very demonstrative way. If you go to the dentist complaining of a toothache, he or she will take an instrument of medieval torture called a probe and the dentist will touch the bad tooth. The dentist can tell by how high you jump that’s they’ve found the problem tooth.
With a twinkle in His eye, the Great Physician said, “Keep the Commandments.” Then Jesus quoted the second tablet of the Ten Commandments. The first four Commandments: No other gods, don’t take the Lord’s name in vain, make no graven images, and keep the Sabbath deal with our relationship with God. The last six commandments deal with our relationship with others. All ten of the Commandments can be summarized in two commands Jesus gave: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength” (that’s the first table) and “love your neighbor as yourself.” (That’s the second table).
Jesus didn’t command every rich person to sell all their possessions and give to the poor. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea were both wealthy men, and Jesus didn’t direct them to sell all their goods, because He knew they weren’t obsessed by their possessions. Jesus isn’t telling you to sell all your goods and give to the poor, unless your money has become your god.
We need to be very careful because many of us have allowed other THINGS and PEOPLE to become our gods.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

IT’S NOT HARD—IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR A RICH PERSON (OR ANY PERSON) TO EARN SALVATION

As Jesus watched the young man turn and walk away, He turned to His disciples and said, “I tell you a truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, ‘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
Somewhere along the way you might have heard that Jesus wasn’t talking about a real sewing needle. Instead he was referring to a small doorway in a city wall through which a man could enter. Tour guides in Israel still say that, and some commentaries agree. But it spoils the parable. The idea of the door means a camel didn’t fit unless you unloaded the camel and it knelt down and squeezed through. That’s hard, but not impossible. There’s only one thing wrong with that interpretation: It’s wrong.
The whole point of this parable is that it is IMPOSSIBLE. It’s a parable of impossibility. A camel was the largest living creature indigenous to Israel and the eye of a needle was the smallest manmade opening. Jesus is employing hyperbole. It’s impossible.
Salvation is ONLY through Jesus and not by any other means or person!!!
It is through his death on the cross, and his Resurrection.
WE HAVE HOPE BECAUSE GOD SPECIALIZES IN THE IMPOSSIBLE!

The disciples were astonished by this parable and they asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus said, “With man, this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” The reason they were astonished was because they believed wealth was God’s reward for righteousness. They were thinking, “If a good man who is rich, young, and a leader can’t get into heaven, then who has a chance?” Jesus said, “Now you get it. It’s impossible for man, but it’s possible for God.”
Our reward is not necessarily going to come here on earth but in Heaven.
He does things that we have read and seen that nobody can explain just a few are:
*David and Goliath.
*The Red Sea parting.
*Joshua faced the flood-swollen Jordan River.
*When Gabriel visited a teenager named Mary.
*Jesus Died and Rose again….AMEN!!!

The point of the camel through the needle parable is that it is impossible for anyone to earn salvation. What we couldn’t do for ourselves, God did for us. When Jesus died on the cross He was taking my sin and failures upon Himself. I’m the one who should have been tortured and crucified–I’m guilty of sin. But the only sinless One who ever walked this planet took my place.

THERE IS ROOM FOR ONLY ONE GOD IN YOUR LIFE

“When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.”
What other gods do we have in our lives? Are we ready to give them up? We never know when our soul will be required and if we are sitting around with other gods and not the important one where will that take us?
Are we ready to give up earthly riches for the heavenly riches?
Look around do we think life here is getting shorter?

THERES ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU

 

The cross upon which Jesus died,
Is a shelter in which we can hide;
And its grace so free is sufficient for me,
And deep is its fountain as wide as the sea

There’s room at the cross for you,
There’s room at the cross for you,
Tho millions have come, There’s still room for one
Yes, there’s room at the cross for you.

Tho millions have found Him a friend,
And have turned from the sins they have sinned,
The Savior still waits to open the gates
And welcomes a sinner before it’s too late.

There’s room at the cross for you,
There’s room at the cross for you,
Tho millions have come, There’s still room for one
Yes, there’s room at the cross for you.

The hand of my Savior is strong,
And the love of my Savior is long;
Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain,
The blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain.

There’s room at the cross for you,
There’s room at the cross for you,
Tho millions have come, There’s still room for one
Yes, there’s room at the cross for you.

 

 

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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