What do you think this means?

Singapore
November 7, 2006 9:26pm CST
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needled than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." What do you understand from that quote?
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@dklowery (35)
• United States
8 Nov 06
The scripture is Matthew 19:24 It is also found in Mark 10:25 and Luke 18:25 In all three scriptures Jesus is using an exaggeration to teach that it is impossible for one who trusts in riches over God to enter Heaven. The view of the Jews as seeing wealth was a mark of God's favor and thought it inconceivable that riches would be a hindrance to kingdom life. Jesus is simply showing here through this exaggeration that it is impossible for one who trusts in riches over God to get to Heaven. In all three scriptures it is plain to see that Jesus is only stating this as a mental image that the only way to get to heaven is by the grace of God, and not by riches. God Bless,
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• Singapore
9 Nov 06
Thanks again for the response. I am enjoying your insights on the passages.
@tjmoola (1861)
• United States
8 Nov 06
It's hard for a man to enter the kingdom of God.
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• Singapore
8 Nov 06
but why?