Abide Together: Reflections on Luke 13
In Luke 13, Jesus calls people to repent or face judgment, HE calls them to bear fruit, HE is rebuked for healing on the Sabbath, HE tells the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven, HE encourages the people to enter the Kingdom of God by the narrow gate, and HE laments of Jerusalem’s rejection of Him as their Messiah. The point that stands out to me this morning is when Jesus says, “once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, “Lord open up to us!” then He will answer and say to you, “I do not know where you are from.” There is going to be a time when the opportunity to repent and trust in Jesus and Lord and Savior will end and then it will be too late. Now is not that time, so I need to be more urgent in calling people to repent and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Lord, give me a sense of urgency to get the Gospel out, so that people will be saved.
– Bryan McKenzie
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