Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 13/260: Read Luke 13

There will come a day that the opportunity for salvation has passed. If you are reading these words, that opportunity is still available. We should do all we can in this life to obey the words of Jesus: “Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” Once we pass from this life, then “the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door.”

Jesus shows two potential destinies after that door is closed: one may be inside the kingdom of God with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the prophets, or one may find himself outside the door weeping and gnashing his teeth. It is entirely up to you where you will spend time without end, but that decision must be made before you reach eternity.

Notice that it is not enough to simply be in the presence of the Lord, or to hear His teachings. Jesus calls these folks “workers of iniquity.” They were doing things contrary to the teachings they had heard. One must actively live in such a way that glorifies the Father, putting His teachings into action.

Take a moment to evaluate your life. Are you just going through the motions, or are you actually living the Christian life? If your life ended right now, would you be weeping and gnashing your teeth, or would you be forever in the kingdom of God?

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

Luke 12:15, And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of ____________________, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the ____________________ he possesses.”

Pray

Pray that God will give you opportunities to shine your light for Him today, that you can encourage others to live for Him.

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