In less than 5 minutes daily, 40 Days with Christ can help you start building a positive habit of daily prayer and bible reading!
Day 34 of 40 (Mark 14:32-36)
Day 33 of 40 (Mark 14:17-21)
Mark 14: 17-21
Day 32 of 40 (Mark 13:31-37)
When will Jesus return? Jesus taught that no man on earth knew the exact date and time, not even Himself! Based on Jesus' teachings, it sounds like his return is going to catch almost everyone off guard. Basically, what I hear Jesus saying is that we should not wait until we think he's about to come back. If we do that, then we won't be ready when we comes back. Instead, we should live every day ready. That way, no matter when Jesus return, we will be ready!"
Day 31 of 40 (Mark 14:1-6)
Mark 14: 1-6
Day 30 of 40 (Mark 12:28-31)
Day 29 of 40 (Mark 10:23-27)
Jesus' hyperbole about how difficult it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven is a difficult teaching. It not only sounds difficult, it sounds hopelessly impossible!
Some scholars have suggested ways to make Jesus' illustration of a camel going through the eye of a needed seem less impossible. But I'm not inclined to reinterpret it that way for Jesus also went on to say plainly, "With man this is impossible"!
No, our hope is not in somehow making our entrance into the kingdom of heaven less impossible with man. Our only hope is in what Jesus went on to say after that...
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God!"
With God, all things are possible. Although we don't deserve it, God can grant us entrance into the kingdom of heaven.
May all who love Jesus continue to be generous and willing to share as we store up eternal treasures in heaven!