“Strive to enter in at the straight gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:”
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…..
This morning as I was reading the book of Luke, Jesus told so many good parables. Luke stresses on a lot of things in this book, like wealth, poor, and salvation. Jesus tell’s the parable such as “the rich fool” (12:21) ” So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Jesus is not speaking of pay-as-you-go Faith, but of participation in a relationship in which God already provides what he wishes. Not just to set back and take ease, like the saying, “eat, drink, and be merry.” The other parable that Jesus told was “The rich man and Lazarus.” (16:19) This parable was about a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and he fared very well, he had plenty of food to eat, had a nice home. There was a certain beggar named Lazarus, and he laid next to rich man’s gate, and the rich man paid no attention. And it came to pass the beggar died and he was carried by angels into Abraham’s bosom in heaven. Also the rich man died and he was buried left to be tormented into hell. Everyone should give careful consideration to the gospel and trust the Lord and Savior in order to escape the torments of Hades. Because of the severity of these torments, no one should assume he is going to heaven unless he has personally trusted Christ as His Savior.
By Jeff Ellinger
Dear Heavenly Father, please Lord help me not be selfish with my monies and assets, to always share and give. And always to put You first Lord and put my trust and Faith in You, because if it wasn’t for you, there would be no monies. Amen