Matthew 19 (Part 2) – What Impossible Thing Do You Want God To Do?

What impossible thing do you want God to do? What is impossible with humans is not impossible for God.

A rich young ruler walks away from Jesus because he was holding on to one thing that he felt was more important than faith.

The good news is that we all need God and we all have access to His love and a relationship with Him as long as we acknowledge we need Him and want Him in our lives.

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Matthew 19 (Part 2) Video:

https://youtu.be/uQDswOxIfs8

Matthew 19 (Part 2) Notes:

What impossible thing do you want God to do?

Maybe it’s to heal your heart after a divorce or heal your marriage so it doesn’t end in divorce or maybe it’s to give you a new life so that you might experience the love, joy, and peace you’ve always longed for.

What is impossible with humans is not impossible for God.

A rich man felt he deserved eternal life because he had kept the commandments. He had a high view of himself because all have broken these commandments especially since Jesus moved the bar. We sin when we hate someone not just murder them or when we lust not just commit adultery.

He was also rich which meant he didn’t think he needed God’s help as much as those in poverty do. So Jesus points out the one thing he needs to surrender because it is his idol.

The good news is that we all need God and we all have access to His love and a relationship with Him as long as we acknowledge we need Him and want Him in our lives.

The chapter and verse numbers were added to the Bible as a helpful way to find what you are looking for in the 1200s and popularized in the 1400s. Sometimes the breaks are unfortunate because we miss important things like how much of this chapter is explained in the next chapter.

At the beginning of the next chapter Jesus uses a parable to illlustrate how it may not seem fair that all get to enter the Kingdom based on faith. He isn’t saying there aren’t different rewards in that new Kingdom. 

There are different eternal rewards including for the following:

  • Those willing to remain single and celibate (referred to as “eunuchs”) 
  • Those who give up their family for their faith.
  • Those willing to endure persecution and even die for their faith.

This heavenly Kingdom starts now and continues beyond this life.

What impossible thing do you need God to do?

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