It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
February 3, 2024
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” - Luke 13:24 NIV
There’s a door of opportunity that’s been opened to you. It’s the door of opportunity you have to receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. If you have faith in Him, if you believe in Him and what He has done, then you will be saved. The Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13). It’s a great opportunity. Indeed, it’s the greatest opportunity, the ultimate opportunity. It’s no less than the opportunity to escape eternal death and destruction and receive eternal and abundant life.
Given this, Jesus’ words in our verse for today make complete sense. You should make every effort to enter through the narrow door of opportunity while it is still open to you. The door is narrow because there is only one way to partake of the opportunity—you must have faith in Jesus. If you want to be saved, if you want to escape eternal death and destruction, then you must have faith in him. There’s no other way.
Jesus tells us that many will try to enter the narrow door and will not be able to. Why not? It’s because they will try when it’s too late. It’s because they will try when the door of opportunity is closed to them. Jesus goes on to say, “Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from,’” (Luke 13:25). The narrow door is only open if Jesus has not returned and you’re still alive.
If you’re reading this, then you’re still alive and Jesus has not returned yet. The narrow door of opportunity is still open to you. Pay heed, then, to what the Apostle Paul says: “… now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation,” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Make every effort, then, to enter the narrow door today!