The Rich Man of Mark 10!

The Rich Man

Mark 10: 24-25 [Amplified Bible]

The disciples were amazed and bewildered by His words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult 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 [who places his faith in wealth or status] to enter the kingdom of God.”

The Lord will often reveal our motives to us. Sometimes our motives are so deeply hidden that it takes extreme situations and circumstances in our lives to expose the true condition of our hearts. When this happens, we have two choices: we can either ignore what the Lord is trying to reveal to us, or we can turn to the Lord and ask Him what He is trying to do in our lives.

It is not always obvious and apparent what the Lord is trying to teach and show us about ourselves. If you find yourself in circumstances and situations that produce emotional and spiritual discomfort, pursue the Lord even more. God’s desire to change and transform us into His likeness and image is often far greater than our own desire for His divine transformation.

In Mark 10, Jesus presented a rich man to follow Him, but when Jesus asks him to sell all his possessions and give the proceeds of the sold possessions to the poor, the rich man was unable to do so. You see Jesus knew what was holding this rich man captive. Jesus knew in WHAT this rich man placed his security in.

I often wonder what would have happened if the rich man heeded Jesus’s request? When Jesus reveals our hidden motives, instead of retreating into guilt and shame, humble yourself, repent, change and obey Christ, the lover of your soul!

My personal view is that the rich man missed out on the greatest adventure of his life due to his inability to deal with his false sense of security [money].
Let us not be like the rich man of Mark 10!

Mark 10:26-31 [Amplified Bible]

They were completely and utterly astonished, and said to Him, “Then who can be saved [from the wrath of God]?”
Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

Peter started saying to Him, “Look, we have given up everything and followed You [becoming Your disciples and accepting You as Teacher and Lord]. Jesus said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, there is no one who has given up a house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, who will not receive a hundred times as much now in the present age – houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms – along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”

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2 thoughts on “The Rich Man of Mark 10!”

  1. This is so true, we should always ask God what He is trying to teach is when we find ourselves in these very tough and difficult situations. The Lord knows our hearts and motives better than what we do ourselves, That is the reason why He would bring us into this type of situation to show us or teach us or reveal the truth to us so that we can make a choice or decision to either follow His leading into something better for ourselves. It is always difficult to make that decision but I know from personal experience that if we lay down our agendas, motives or ideas and follow God, He will always show us and teach us something very important about ourselves and the possibility of a big blessing to follow is there for us if we will just lay down our motives and be prepared to learn what the Lord is wanting to show or teach us.

    Thank you for sharing this blessed word!

    1. Dear Sabrina,
      Thank you for your wonderful comment.
      Amen, the Lord loves teaching us His ways and showing us truths about ourselves.
      He delights in His children being obedient to Him.
      Blessings, Angela and Jacqueline

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