Making The Decision Now

Luke 13:25,26 “When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Lord, open the door for us!’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Then you will say, ‘But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'”

My thoughts: There will be a day when the narrow door is locked and those that entered will live in paradise forever while those who didn’t will be left out in the streets to eternal hell. In this parable, the man pleaded not only for himself, but also for the others with him. I believe the others with him were his “friends” that he enjoyed a compromised lifestyle with. I believe the man represents someone who knew the ways and teachings of Jesus, yet never applied them to his life. He (and his friends) had all the information, yet never chose to receive Jesus’ salvation. The men were foreigners to the master (God) because they never followed where He was going. The men were those who taste-tested the Bread of Life, yet chose themselves over God. They believed that they were deserving of entrance behind the narrow door, while the master didn’t recognize their voices. The master was behind the door listening to the plea. From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. The man couldn’t fool the master with his words. The master knew where their hearts were at and how they had spent their lives. May this not be us on the day of final judgement. Let’s make the decision now to follow Jesus.

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