“Strive…” Luke 13:24
There are many things I fight for. I fight to get a word in, to get the job done, to prove, to gain favor, to convince, to get my way, to be healthy, to heal, and to meet the goal.
Jesus tells me that I will have to fight to enter His narrow gate. This is one of those references that I avoid discussing—a mystery, or for someone else—I tell myself. I KNOW I’m saved…and that may be true…but maybe it’s not. The question is, “Will I fight?”
Jesus says that many are externally communing with Him, and to their shock, they will learn that He doesn’t know them or where they are from. (Luke 13:25, 27)
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Heb 12:14
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. Jn 10:27