Day 13 of Luke 13
Lord, Are there a few that be saved?
Luke 13: 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
1828 Websters Dictionary – strive: To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard; applicable to exertions of body or mind.
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Psalm 35:1 (A Psalm of David.) Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
Proverbs 3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
From my studies, I believe the Lord’s answer is not a number but a mere fact to explain oneself. What are you doing to be sure you are striving to enter the narrow gate in order to follow Christ? The narrow gate is not worldly pleasures, the narrow gate does not allow for many things to pass through it and the narrow gate is not easy and can be to much for some to abide and strive to enter. Remember the narrow gate is not good works, since the bible is clear only Christ opens the door to let us come in, we just need to ask and strive to to be Christ like and follow him.
Matthew 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
May you continue to prepare your hearts to knowing the truth about Jesus and lean not unto your own understanding but search the living word of God.
Thank you for reading day thirteen of my journey through the book of Luke.
Come let us adore him.