Matthew 19:26 - All Things Are Possible With God.
Matthew 19:26: All Things Are Possible With God.
Matthew 19:26 (KJV) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them,
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
This is impossible. Impossible, "with men" -- but not "with God."
It is impossible for a rich man to get into heaven on the basis of
human effort, because he has no means of freeing himself from the
clutch of the love of riches upon his heart. For that matter, salvation
is impossible for anyone on the basis of his own efforts. Only a
miracle of divine grace will avail to save a rich man from a supreme
love of riches, or any other man from his particular besetting sin.
All things are possible. That is, for the man who is willing to
permit God to control his life (see Phil. 4:13). Only the power of God
operating in a man's life can bring about that transformation of character
requisite for entrance into the kingdom of heaven. [SDA Commentary]
Salvation is totally the work of God. Every attempt to enter the
kingdom on the basis of achievement or merit is futile. Apart from the
grace of God, no one can be saved. [NIV SB]
God's power is without limit. His capabilities are infinite.
This should not be taken in an abstract, speculative sense. In some
ages people speculated on such absurd questions as, "Can God make a
rock so big He cannot pick it up?" Jesus was not ascribing such
speculative absurdities to God. He was saying God has all the power needed
to do whatever is necessary, whatever His will requires. God is not
lacking in power to accomplish His purposes. Desirable aims that a human
cannot accomplish in his finite power, God can easily accomplish in His
infinite power. As Jesus illustrated here, a person can no more save
himself than a camel can go through the eye of a needle. God has the
power to renew and regenerate a sinful heart in salvation. [Disciple
The Bible tells us that the Lord made all things; He stretched
out the heavens; He spread out the earth; He overthrows the learning
of the wise, He fulfills the predictions of His messengers; He
formed the light and created darkness; He brings prosperity and creates
disaster (Psalm 44). Do you know the God of the Bible or have you created
your own idea of who God is? If you have discovered the God of the
Bible and have understood His many awesome attributes, you will
declare, as others have, that nothing is too hard for Him! If you don't
know this God, ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and gain a
relationship with the One for whom nothing is too hard. [In His Time; Walk
If every single promise of God shall surely come true, we need
to find out what He has promised in His Word and then use those
promises in prayer. Another translation says that nothing is impossible
with God. We spend a great deal of time talking with each other
about what needs to be done; we ponder long and hard over agonizing
decisions in our lives; we may even talk to God about them. But we ask
Him to do what we want Him to do and we ask Him to act now! We
would do well to spend some time researching His promises regarding
our needs and then pray the promise. We can have great confidence
in Him who said that every promise shall surely come true! Begin
today to apply a promise to your every request and pray believing.
[In His Time; Walk With Wisdom re Luk.1:37]