October 30, 2013 by bobet888
” Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough. ”
– Luke 13 : 22 – 30
|October 30, 2013 Bible Reading and Gospel|
When Jesus speaks of the narrow gate, he is saying that salvation is not a birthright or something guaranteed. It depends on our active cooperation with his grace — the real effort to love God and follow his will. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Jesus warned that not everyone who cries out, “Lord, Lord…” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but those who do the will of his Father in heaven. Obedience to God’s will is the best assurance we can have of our salvation. What is there in my life that is not in accord with his will?