“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Luke 13:24Text — Luke 13:22-30
The kingdom of God is not about meat or drink. Jesus said that whoever puts his hand on the plough and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God. It is not enough to start the race, but to run to the end is the goal. The story of the young prophet in the Old Testament shows us that striving through to the end is the only way to win the crown. The motto for heaven-bound believers is “No waiting, No stopping, Keep moving.”
The Christian journey begins when a sinner comes to Christ in total surrenderedness and commitment of continuing with Him to the end. The Christian then begins to strive against sin, temptation, worldly pleasure etc., in order to continue to run the race. The way to heaven is a narrow way and as such will not be able to take any excess.
Therefore, the believer must daily:
- Seek the Lord in prayers.Hear the voice of God through study of the scriptures.
- Examine himself for readiness for heaven. Crucify the flesh.
- Lean on God’s promises for victory.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Prayer for today
Loving Jesus please hold my hands and help me never to look back till I see You face to face.