Scripture for Monday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent 2013

23 And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 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 They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.” ~ Mark 10:23-27 (NASB)

Lord God, it’s easy to be lured by money and wealth, yet Jesus told us that riches can keep us from Heaven because our possessions and not You become first in our lives. Thank You that with You all things are possible. Even though I am not rich, other attractions and temptations can become in the same position as wealth for a rich man. Help me to put You above money, position, people, or anything else. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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