“Who then can be saved?” Mark 10:26
The Lord Jesus had just made three important statements, which represented in themselves three possible stages in the experience of an unsaved man. They were:
“How hard it is for those who have riches” to be saved (v. 23)! Here the possession of riches is best illustrated in the foregoing story of the rich young ruler. “He… went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions” (v. 22).
“How hard it is for those who trust in riches” to be saved (v. 24)! Here is not merely possession of, but “trust in,” riches. This is illustrated by Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 6:17: “Command those who are rich… not to… trust in uncertain riches but in the living God.”
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man” to be saved (v. 25)! Here is the “love of riches” to the exclusion of all else (God) (see also Luke 12:16-21).
However, with You, Father, even such as these can be saved. http://ow.ly/i/qY7B2

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