Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Impossible for Man

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.” (Jeremiah 13:23)

“Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 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.’ The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, ‘Who then can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’” (Mark 10:23-27)

There are two impossible things stated here:

1. It is impossible for a man to change his character from bad to good.
2. It is impossible for a covetous man to be saved by his own will.

What is impossible to man is possible with God. Jesus came to this earth to deliver men from the fear of death, the guilt of sin, the power of sin, the penalty of sin, and eventually the very presence of sin. Do you want to be set free, and do you realize you cannot do it by yourself?

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