Luke 13:22-30 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’
26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”
The call to salvation is what this text is about. Jesus is calling! The time to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved is now. The time to pick up your cross and follow Jesus has come.
The bell of "Salvation" is ringing! Have you heard it? If you are reading this blog, you just have.
The time to seek the Lord while He may be found is now!
Throughout scripture we are warned and exhorted to enter into the way that leads to eternal life with God.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
What path have you chosen? Which door have you entered into? Narrow or wide?
Jesus compares life to a narrow door or a narrow path. Everyone is walking either in the narrow or the wide. The question becomes, where will you arrive when your journey of life is over? Which door or path will you take your final entrance into?
In this text, Jesus speaks of the final door for those who knock, but their knocks went unanswered because Jesus declared that "He knew them not"! Please do not let this be the response your get because you choose to enter opposite of that door which Christ commands you to enter into on today.
Make sure that the final door you have entered in when life on this side is over is not one that says "no entrance allowed," but the one that says in Matthew 25:23-Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.
The command on today is to "enter into the narrow door" for this is the door of everlasting life with God the Father.
I love you all.