And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. – Mark 10:27
Who can be saved? It’s a simple question, but the answer is often hard to grasp. Context is nearly everything when it comes to understanding the Word of God. In the end, God made salvation and even our understanding possible.
When the young man mentioned earlier in Mark 10 asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, the Lord told him that he must obey the commandments and furthermore sell his possessions to give to the poor. This young man went away in despair because he had many possessions. Eternal life appeared to be beyond reach for him. His riches were an obstacle to service.
You may not be rich as this young man, but we all have obstacles to faithful obedience, big ones. I am so thankful that not only made salvation possible in our present time through following His word but also absolutely through the matchless work of Jesus. Praise God for the love of Jesus. Praise God for His great salvation.