Matthew 19:26

26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” [1]

A verse that can easily be taken out of context if we look at it just at a glance. We must take a look at previous and following verses to know what Jesus is talking about. The key word here is “this”. What is it that Jesus is talking about? The “this” refers to salvation as Jesus is talking about the Rich young man. Jesus makes the statement simple, salvation is impossible for man to accomplish, but with God all things are possible. All things in God are possible is the answer to the question in the previous verse, “Who can be saved?” We know that we are saved by grace through faith alone, not by any works in of ourselves. Man cannot attribute anything to their salvation.


[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Mt 19:26). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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