Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Narrow Gate

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” Luke 13:24

Jesus answered this when someone asked, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Apparently even if we eat and drink with Him, if He does not know us, we cannot get in the narrow gate. I suppose it is like people who name drop to establish some kind of connection that is not there. Some people name drop to get an invitation to a party, or get a job, or to be accepted in a clique. That’s not going to work to get into heaven. It’s not enough to know Jesus’ name. He has to know us. 

He is the golden key to unlock heaven’s door. Even if we are a thief hanging on the cross beside Him, if He says we can be with Him in paradise, we will be. Even if we have blood on our hands, He can make us white as snow. Even if we are super rich and it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for us to gain entry to heaven, Jesus said nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with God (Mt. 19:24-26). 

Lord, I do not deserve heaven. No good works I do can get me through the narrow gate. I am a sinner but You did everything so that I can have my place in paradise, a little house will do! I repent of my sins and I believe that You died on the cross to pay for my sins. I plead with the Holy Spirit to help me to become strong, loving, generous, forgiving, prayerful and kind, and everything else You want me to be. Amen. 

1 comment:

I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy