ENTERING GOD’S REST
Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
The average dimensions of a camel is 2 metres high and 3 metres long. Even using the lower value as a measure, the diameter of the eye of the largest needle in the world is only about 10cm. Therefore, working out the odds of getting a camel through the eye of any needle might have to be literally taken up by rocket scientists. Yet, it is the comparison Jesus makes for entering the Kingdom of God.
Here is the drill: for those who have profitable relationships to fall on, resources to sustain them and the capacity to replenish their own store houses, dependence and surrender come as alien concepts to them. However, to enter into the Kingdom of God is to enter a place of surrender and dependence, not on what you possess; but in God. That is a huge challenge for many.
Beloved, when God invites you, He throws some questions with the invitation such as: ‘are you willing to trust me to bear your whole weight?’ Are you willing to let go of that which you treasure, your dependence on the flesh, to honour me? That my dear, is where we acknowledge his Lordship over our lives and thus enter into His rest.
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