Matthew 19: 25-26. “When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be save? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men, this is impossible: but with God all things are possible.”
One sentence that had me stopping to think today: “But Jesus beheld them.”
He beheld them. He gazed at them; looked intently at them; watched them carefully.
After all they had heard and seen of Him, they were still exceedingly amazed at His doctrine. If a rich man can’t be easily save, then who can?
What? None of them were wealthy, as far as I know. What were they worried about? I can only think that they STILL did not understand what was going on right in their midst. They’d get a glimpse now and then, and seem to be more cognizant of what they were witnessing. But then Jesus would toss another wrench into the works and have them all befuddled. I may be wrong, but I imagine Him just shaking His head in amazement Himself at how slow they were to grasp simple concepts.
Kind of like He’s amazed at how slow I can be; at how obtuse I am when He does a miracle for me and I don’t see it, or I explain it away with a shrug. Aren’t we all guilty?
The patience of Jesus, though, is never-ending. He simply reminds the disciples that with men, of course, very little is possible. With God, nothing—NOTHING—is impossible. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.