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Today's Reading: Mark 10

Key Verse: Mark 10:27

But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."

God has established humanly impossible standards of moral conduct. Why? Because He desires that we will learn that "with God all things are possible."

We can't reach those standards on our own. Jesus is the perfect manifestation of God's standards of holy living. In His response to the young man in today's reading, Jesus establishes God's standard.

Our possessions must never become more important than our obedience. This young person found it impossible to surrender his wealth for the sake of Jesus.

Notice two insights into this story:
(1) Jesus loved this man.
(2) The youth was truly sorry that he found it impossible to obey Jesus.

Perhaps after Jesus' death, resurrection, the coming of the Holy Spirit to empower people, and the establishment of the Church, this man was among those who gave of their possessions for the sake of Christ (Acts 2:45). 

We don't know, but remember, "with God all things are possible!"


Dear Lord Jesus, I can't follow You on my own. Therefore, I'm asking for special grace every day. With Your presence and power.

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