Mark 10:27 "And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."
I was reading through Mark 10 a couple of weeks ago, and as I read and considered these verses they were a blessing to me, so I thought I’d share what I learned.
When looking at the context of this verse, we see that a rich young ruler had just come to Jesus asking what he could do to obtain eternal life. This rich young ruler was clearly a very religious man, who obeyed the letter of the law, but yet it wasn’t enough to save him. After the young ruler had left, the disciples asked and wondered, “Who then can be saved?”
Jesus’ reply has two parts to it, and as I looked at it, this is what stood out to me:
“For with men it is impossible…”
We cannot have a hope of saving ourselves. No matter how religious or good you are, you can never do enough to save yourself. (As it was in the case of the young ruler) Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
“but not with God: for with God all things are possible…”
What an amazing truth. We cannot save ourselves, yet by the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ we can be saved, by simply believing on Him and trusting in the work He did, and not our own “good works” Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Emphasis mine)
Hope you have had a blessed Lord’s day!!