Matthew Chapter 19 Discussion Page 5



 
  • Pat on Matthew 19
    The - it is easier for a camel - remark means - it is is impossible for a rich man to enter heaven. Why? Because we take NOTHING with us.
  • Gordon on Matthew 19:21
    I googled this verse because I'm beginning to feel that God is moving in my life in such a way that I may have no choice other than to get free of my possessions to go preach the Gospel. I have little passion now for anything other than God's glory and soulwinning.
  • Chris on Matthew 19:24
    Matthew 19:24 "And again I say to you, that 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." This passage is communicating that money can cause a person to become selfish, greedy, and hold wealth and material things as idols before God, preventing them from serving God whole heartedly and in true sincerity because God is not the priority, but money, wealth, and material gain is and the driving force in the person's life. Timothy 6:10 says, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." It is okay to save for retirement, and plan financially for the future, but not at the expense of putting God first. The danger comes when we place money and material gains in the place of the Almighty God.
    The eye of a needle statement refers to the entrance of a narrowing/small gate in the temple. It is not referring to a sewing machine as we know it today. They named this small entrance to the temple the eye of the needle.
  • Michael Morgan on Matthew 19
    what proof that needle means gate and where can I go to find that fact. the verse is Mathew 19-24
  • Prof.K.ROBERT JAMES on Matthew 19:14
    children are simply/blindly believing the words of mother or father and act as they heard from parents- they never argue/doubt.God says every one should be like children while reading Bible words and follow the same in their life. He need such persons in the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen!!!....
  • Gina on Matthew 19:24
    I think you are ok to have $ and be a good Stewart with it and give. What we do for Gods kingdom. Some become rich and forget God and see more value in what is tangible. One with $ must be a cheerful giver and keep God first.
  • Chad on Matthew 19
    Perhaps the rich man was "rich" in thinking he could be good enough to get to heaven. He indicated how good he is and Christ puts him in his place. The question is what can I do to get to heaven I believe Christ is saying you can do absolutely nothing. This agrees with Christ saying that all of his people he has chosen from before he created the world and not one will be lost. You can't save yourself God has to do it and all you can do is ask that it might be his will that you are
  • Donna on Matthew 19:14
    God wants us to have a childlike spirit, with humbleness, forgiving, & loving. A child does not hold onto grudges and its easy for them to let it go no matter how they've been hurt. God wants us to have that same forgiving and loving spirit because we can't go to God any kind of way
  • Garland Creel on Matthew 19:26
    Just goes to show that... Without God, we can do, be , see or understand nothing.
  • Timothy Wayne George on Matthew 19:24
    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, speaks of the needle gate in the temple that the camels had to have their backs clear so they could stoop down to go through. This is telling rich people to get to heaven, you have to unload your riches. The rich young ruler had many riches, and was unwilling to do so, and walked away because of his covetousness. Jesus said a man's life does not consist in the abundance of the riches that they possess. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Those who are rich in this world must not trust in riches, but be free to give to the poor, as well as the needy.
  • Lorina on Matthew 19:24
    What exactly is the kind of needle that is referred to when the verse says it is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle ( Matthew 19:24).
  • George Hartwell on Matthew 19
    Verse 29 - Jesus does not seem too hot on family values here. My family, my lovely wife and my two beautiful children are the most precious things in my life. There is no way that I would forsake them to follow Jesus or anyone. It would be unfair and immoral of anyone who asked me to do so.
  • Jeff Poe on Matthew 19:14
    Looking up the words to find peoples quick meaning has helped me to understand what Jesus is really saying. He wants the little children brought to him for learning with keen senses and no false doctrine--just to him, which he is also saying in p***ages to come that as adults we are to come to him as the little children--with no false prophets or doctrine.
    Jeff Poe
  • One on Matthew 19
    SAINTS,and thoughs that desire to be SAINTS!

    Thank God; for he has blessed you with a precious map to him... What a blessing!

    This chapter is good for anybody who wants to get married. And for thoughs who are already married; this might terrify you, because after you have read what Jesus said in this chapter, you now know that Divorce could possibly, and literaly destroy you!

    Till death do you part is what you promised to God, and Jesus made it clear that the only excuse is if your Wife, or Husband Cheat on you with another Man or Woman. And i mean PERIOD.

    (SCARY ISN'T IT), I mean look at the disciples reply at verse 10, after jesus declared it. Yeah for thoughs who are about to, and to thoughs who want to get Married; this is your wake up call; a moment and time to really consider the possiblity of the vows (MEANING DEATH PROMISES) to God, of; for better or for worse.

    This is a devastating life decission if it turns out for the worst, and believe you me; The devil is ready locked and aimed at Marriages. 50% of all marriages fail in the first 5 years; is the documented satistics; So it shows just how serious the devil is aimed at making you fail....... AGAIN 50 PERCENT OF ALL MARRIAGES END UP IN DIVORCE................ if you look at it, it makes sense why the devil goes after marriages it's an easy way to destroy lives and relationships with God.

    People this is a powerful Vow. it is definatly one to be reckoned with. So i say make sure that you are deeply willing to be druged through the mud for the next 5,10,15,20,or even 80 years depending on how long you life is on earth, with the one you are thinking of marrying. (IT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISSIONS YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE) after giving your life to Christ.
  • ROEL REAL on Matthew 19
    It is very clear upon my understanding on Chapter 19 verse 9, that any married one can still get married if the reason is fornication. Yahoo.....
  • Vondrazy on Matthew 19
    I love verse 9 because it lets us know that all y'all who're in a second or third marriage with a living covenant spouse are committing adultery. There's no way around it!
  • Norman St Pierre on Matthew 19:28
    For consistency, regeneration in Titus 3-5 is referring to people, not things, so, regeneration is also about people in Mathew 19-28.Jesus himself said this world would pass away, so how could you apply regeneration to a world that has been destroyed.
  • Valerie sadler on Matthew 19:9
    This by far is the most complex phrase in all of scripture. It seems to totally contradict forgiveness, it does not allow for extenuating circumstances, and is paradoxical to GOD's example of forgiving and reconciling of Israel after her harlotry in the wake of HIS pain.
  • Atsiadangt@yahoo.com on Matthew 19:12
    Can the wives of those that are made eunuchs by mutilation be allowed to marry other men?
  • Carol on Matthew 19:24
    Now the question comes to mind. What in today's standards is a rich man? $100, $5000, at which point must I start to worry that I'm doomed because I've been saving for retirement.
  • HARRY ALLISON on Matthew 19:24
    I know this principle well, by experience. One personís "riches" are not the same as anotherís. MY "riches" was $4000. This savings took me right back to homelessness and hopeless. A learning experience Iíve repented from.
  • Peter G Kimble on Matthew 19:14
    I am glad to have come across this explanation. I awoke this morning with this verse in my mind. For a long time, on and off, it has been one of the things in the Bible that I couldn't quite grasp. It sounded to me like God wanted children to suffer. Also I believe this is one of the interpretations fanatic Atheists, or anti theists, use. Itís not the children God wants to suffer, but itís also not great suffering for our attention to perhaps prayer, or quiet, to broken by the noise of children. For how we treat the children, we also are treating our Lord Jesus. My thanks for providing these notes. Also verse 14 is brought into better understanding for me when I first contemplate verse 13. The disciples, who were still learning the path of Jesus and enlightenment, were the ones who rebuked the children. It was Jesus who said to bring them to Him. My thanks to you for providing this website. Your brother in Christ, Peter G Kimble.
  • Jay on Matthew 19
    @Omae Francis,
    About the subject of divorce, I do not believe in divorce, but you need to read 1 Corinthians 7 before you determine that adultery is the only grounds given for biblical divorce. To Matthew regarding forgiveness and judgment, we all would like to have opportunity to take back hurts, mistakes, pain, suffering we have caused others, but god has provided ways to either rectify matters with others ( Matthew 5:23,24; 1 Corinthians 6) or take advantage of I John 1:9. If you are saved than you need to forgive others and ask God to forgive you for the trespasses you have caused others and your trespasses against God. Keep your trespass list very short. Matthew 18:18. The judgment seat of Christ is for saved people and will only be accountable for your life after you received Christ as saviour until death or rapture II Corinthians 5:10, Romans 14:10. Though we may suffer consequences in the flesh from our previous sins, but spiritually God does not remember our life before salvation. Unsaved will come before the white throne judgment for their rejection of Jesus as saviour and be sentenced to eternal damnation. The unbelievers have much bigger problems.
  • Jay on Matthew 19
    @Christopher,
    On verse 29- I cannot teach dispensational truth in this little space, but the book of Matthew is in New Testament, but not necessarily for church age doctrine. Read the epistles of Paul; Romans to Philemon for church age doctrine. Eternal salvation is for all who will receive Jesus Christ into their heart as savior ( Romans 10:9-13). The statement in verse 29 is directed at the disciples (Jews) for a future dispensation (millennial reign of Christ).
  • Christopher Cherry on Matthew 19:29
    Is eternal life promised to the children as well, or only to the parents that gave them birth?
  • Timothy Wayne George on Matthew 19
    Matthew19 Therefore whom the Lord hath joined together, let not man put asunder. God is the creator of marriage, and a three fold cord is not soon broken. Jesus, a man, and his wife. When problems arise, always consult the creator, and He will give you the strength to carry on. How can two walk together except they be agreed. Agree that marriage is a covenant relationship that shall be separated by death. Jesus as the head of the man, and the man as the head of the woman. God hates divorce, and we should hate everything that God hates. The two shall no longer be twain, but one flesh. It takes a life time of marriage to do that. So be kind one to another, tender as well as forgiving, as God for Christ's sakes has forgiven you. Don't let the sun go down on your anger, and always work out any problems before you go to bed. Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath. Let the Lord be your guide in the relationship. Remember we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not of works less any man should boast.
  • Wesley on Matthew 19
    Matthew, let me share something with you. We've all made mistakes in life and we all experience some level of guilt and fear of judgment. But let me tell you that Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross to pay for all your sins. We can never have joy and fulfillment in life just by having good morals and following rules, because we still fall short of God's perfect standard ( Romans 3:23). The peace that we all seek is found in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary ( Romans 5:8). Place your faith fully in Him to forgive you of your past, present, and future sins. Salvation from Hell can only be found when we come to the realization that we are hopeless and helpless apart from God's saving grace. Call on him for Salvation as Romans 10:13 admonishes - "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". Then you can have freedom from sin and condemnation as Romans 8:1 tells us - "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus". If you have any questions about these comments, please ask. I want everyone to know the peace that Christ brings. "Matthew's Matthew Chapter 19 comment on 6/29/2012, 1:26am... I will admit I am afraid of judgment because I've made mistakes in my life. I can't remember everything but I wish I could take back many of the hurtful things I've said. I have accepted God into my life but my family does not know I have. I have good morals and follow rules and I do not want to go to Hell but I am still afraid..."
  • Omae francis on Matthew 19
    as an adventists,we ought to live by the oaths we take during our marrige,to let nothing put the couple assunder,eccet divoce in case of sexual immorality
  • Matthew on Matthew 19
    I will admit I am afraid of judgement because I've made mistakes in my life. I can't remember everything but I wish I could take back many of the hurtful things I've said. I have accepted God into my life but my family does not know I have. I have good morals and follow rules and I do not want to go to Hell but I am still afraid...
  • Donnie on Matthew 19:20
    I believe our lord was tellling us that even if we could live a perfect life in mans eyes. We will not make it to heaven unless we give him our all. Confess our sins, become born again by the washing of his blood upon our souls. I am sorry to say that I believe that there will be multitudes of people on that day that went to church, was moraly good people, and our father will say: Depart from me, I know ye not.


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