23Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.24Again I tell 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.”
25When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
This is an interesting passage.
I am not on any conceivable rich list. However, I run a thriving and rapidly-growing publishing company. Which means it makes money.
But what I want more than anything is to know the power of Christ, to know the Holy Spirit flow through me with rivers of life-giving living water.
To dwell always in the sanctuary, eyes on the face of the King.
I also want my writing and my business to be successful. Financially successful, too.
They are both the work the King has given me to do.
And I read, “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.”
And like the disciples, I am astonished. “Who then can be saved?”
And Jesus looks at them, and looks at me, and says, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
All things are possible.
For the driven, the intense, the ambitious; the businessman, the writer: it is possible for all these to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Thank you! And thank you!