July 8, 2024

Daily Devotion (July 8, 2024)

Mark 10:25–27
25 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.”
26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”
27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

God’s calling in our lives is to go beyond what we can do and trust Him.

Where we put our trust determines where we end up in life. If our trust is in the things of this world in the end we end up with the things of this world and discover we have nothing. In this life we may have all the comforts that money can buy. We may live in the luxuries of this world. We may have the best of all worldly things, but…we discover we did not have the best.

The best is found on the other side of the “eye of the needle.” Where do you place your trust? What do you work for in this life? This life has a termination date stamped upon it. What has been accomplished, gathered, worked for will be left behind.

At the end of life, we will not be judged by how many “things” we have or how much money we have in the bank, how educated we are. The bottom line for each person is this…where did we put our trust. What or who was the Lord of our lives.

In the end the only thing that matters is what is on the other side of the “eye of the needle.” If a person lives long enough death will come. In the end nothing will matter but one thing…did we make it through the “eye of the needle.” If you have placed your trust in the things of this world you will never experience the other side of the “eye of the needle.” Is Jesus the Lord of your life? Life on earth is temporary. Life after death is for all eternity.

Proverbs 3:5–6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”