6 November 2020 – Matthew 19:23-25 (NIV)

6 November 2020 – Matthew 19:23-25 (NIV)


23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”


The disciples shockingly asked, “Who then can be saved?”  And rightly so.  According to Jesus’ parable not one person can enter as no camel can physically go through the eye of a needle.    None are qualified to enter, from the vilest villain to the nicest person in the world.  And so then goes the question, if no one can do anything on their own to merit to gain entry into the kingdom of God, then what can we do, what can be done?  Thankfully, the disciples failed to get Jesus’ other intention.  And this is the beauty of God’s kingdom, that while no one can possibly physically enter into the Kingdom on their own merit, all can gain entrance through the work of Jesus on the cross!  Through the blood of Jesus even the most vile person in the world is able should he believe on Jesus and change his life!

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.


“I thank you, Lord, for Your beautiful, multicultural, intergenerational family. Revive and sanctify us once again we pray. Forgive our many sins and make us holy. Set our hearts on fire again with the good news of Your gospel.

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Joshua Xiong is the Worship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of Greenville University. He and his wife, Mai Kao, have three daughters and live in Shanghai, China.