The Narrow Door…

Read: Luke 12-13
Marked: Luke 13:24, Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

When I was inIsrael, in Jerusalem, I noticed some doors had a door within a door. There was a larger wider door, and then a much smaller narrower door. In John 10:9 Jesus calls Himself “the door”. Not a door, but THE door.

Many try to enter through the large door of their own righteousness, or with someone else. They think whatever they believe let’s them enter.

But Jesus said the door, or gate of entry is narrow which leads to life, while the large, or wide door, leads to destruction. The small or narrow door allows only one person at a time to enter. The doorkeeper maintains control over who may, or may not, enter.

In Luke 13:25 we are warned to enter through the narrow gate for many will seek to enter but will not be able. Jesus is the door, the gate, and the doorkeeper. We can only enter through Him. In Christ the way might be narrow, but it is the only way in.

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