Luke 13-14 ~ Day 29~ Decide before he gets up and shuts the door!

The theme that I picked up on yesterday sure did carry through into today's reading! You gotta make a choice in this lifetime....
  • The man with the fig tree says, "Cut is down!  Why should it even waste the soil? (13:7)  That parable shows Israel is in jeopardy of God's judgement, just as we are!
  • "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door." (13:24)
There is one thing our reading says each person must do to get in the house before "the homeowner gets up and shuts the door." (vs. 25)
REPENT!! 
"Unless you repent, you will all perish as well." (13:3 & 5)  Peter put it this way, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out." (Acts 3:19)
So actually it's three things each person must "do":

  1. Make the choice to repent
  2. Repent
  3. Turn to Jesus
Again, back to what I said yesterday.  Everyone needs to make the choice to repent and turn to Jesus, or......not, but the choice needs to be made in this life.  I'm reminded of this famous quote by the theologian, Harvey Cox,...."Not to decide is to decide".😬

Comments

Rapster J said…
I decided!! Jesus is the only way! :)

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