Eye of a Needle (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 114)
Mark 10:25 (NLT)
In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!
During Bible times, many cities had low gates to keep people from riding through the city at night time. The gates were developed in such a way that a rider could get through it, but the horse, camel, or whatever he was riding would be stuck. The opening would make it nearly impossible for an animal to pass through without laying low and having his load removed. The gates were called “the eye of a needle.”
Entering the kingdom of Heaven is similar to this. It is impossible to carry your wealth, your possessions, or your material things through the gate of Heaven. There is only one way to get in. We must drop all our earthly possessions and take on Christ. Many people rely on their silver and gold to bring them peace and happiness. But this is a false notion that only brings increased heartache and pain. All the wealth in the world is insufficient to make a heart happy and a soul filled with hope.
All the things one can obtain in this world are of zero value compared to knowing Christ and His mercy and grace. When you have this, everything else is a reward, a byproduct of your trust and faith in God. We must be willing to humble ourselves like the camel. Unless we are unloaded of all our burdens, we will never experience the richness of living on the side of hope and faith. Disentangled from the riches of the world, we are realize that Jesus is the only way to peace and life everlasting.
“I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength.”
— Adam Young