Mark 10:17-31 Reading the Passage

Three Things You Must Know about Riches – Mark 10:17-31

10 (17) As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him, and fell on his knees before him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? (18) Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? There is none that is good—except God. (19) You know the commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother. (20) The man said to him, Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth. (21) Looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, You lack one thing. Go; sell whatever you have and give the proceeds to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me. (22) But when he heard Jesus’ counsel, his face fell and he went away filled with sorrow, because he was a man who had great wealth.

(23) Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (24) And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus replied, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (25) It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (26) The disciples were even more amazed and said to him, Then who can be saved? (27) Looking at them, Jesus said, With men it is impossible, but not so with God; for all things are possible with God. (28) Peter began to say to him, We have left everything, and have followed you. (29) Jesus said, I tell you the truth, There is no man who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or lands for my sake and for the gospel’s sake, (30) who shall not receive a hundred times more houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, (with persecutions), now in this time, and in the age to come eternal life. (31) But many who are first shall be last; but the last shall be first.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.