23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say to you, 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."...
16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey,
whether of sin leading to death,...
what is death but the cessation of continuance with God
does money continue ...No
55 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
does the world continue... No
2 Peter 3:10-11
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the
elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all
these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness
therefore it is that
or, of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But God be thanked that though you
were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
What doctrine? We see it in the temptation of Christ where we are to deny bodily substance and all that is in the world...
Because in this manner only can we know and show the world that He 'IS' worth more to us then the things of this world!
It is the path of life to God to reckon ones self dead to self and this world but alive to God...
No Wonder their response was such as it was including even themselves in the inquiry-
25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?"
26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."