August 19th, 2016
Jesus’ words in Luke 13 about a “narrow door” leading to salvation could easily describe our world today. We often love our traditions, our positions, and our power. We refer to ourselves as Christians, yet focus more on our programs and agendas than showing Christ’s love to people. In Revelation, the church at Philadelphia could serve as a model for us (Revelation 3:7-13). Why? Because, they kept their focus on Jesus and they drew strength from their trust in Him.
Jesus said things that confront our pride and sense of religious entitlement. If we cry out, “But Lord, certainly You know who we are! Remember, we went to church every Sunday, paid our tithe, we even sang on the praise team.” Our Lord may reply, “No, I do not know you, you never trusted me. Your heart did not reflect who I am.”
Fortunately there is a narrow door, just big enough for all who will humbly lay aside their worldly trophies and bloated ideas of self to enter.
Author: Charlotte Evans