Strive to Enter by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY JUNE 4, 2021
STRIVE TO ENTER
TEXT: LUKE 13:22-30
MEMORY VERSE: “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 13:24).
In response to the question in today’s text, “Lord, are there few that be saved?” The Lord answered, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” The Lord’s emphatic response to this all-important question reveals the following: Not all who seek to enter, will get to Heaven. Not all who are religious will enter. Not all who profess to know Christ or work for Him will get to Heaven. Not all who do mighty works in His name will get to Heaven. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
However, those converted, through genuine repentance and faith in Christ’s atoning blood, with a consistent life of holiness and righteousness, will get to Heaven. Though saved, believers must deny self and strive daily by God’s grace to overcome temptations. You must read and obey God’s Word. While awaiting His return, never forsake the assembly of His people; watch, pray and be involved in His service.
QUOTE: Not all who are religious will enter.
CHALLENGE: It is not religion but righteousness.
PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to strive to enter into heaven.