Day 145: The Narrow Door

Luke 13:22-30 :

He went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem. One said to him, “Lord, are they few who are saved?”

He said to them, “Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ then he will answer and tell you, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ He will say, ‘I tell you, I don’t know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and yourselves being thrown outside. They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down in the Kingdom of God. Behold, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last.”

One thing about a narrow door is that only a few can go through it at once. Wide doors are made for the masses but narrow doors are made for only a few people to use. Jesus was well aware that most of the people in the streets of Israel were failing to understand who He really was. He challenges them to not take the path that everyone else takes but to make an effort to go through the right door; the one that only a few Jews were going to accept.

Jesus really is the Jewish Messiah but most of the Jewish nation failed to recognize this fact even though all of the signs were there. As I have mentioned before, all of the questions that the Jews have, even today, have already been clearly addressed by their own Scriptures. The Jews today argue that Jesus didn’t fulfill all of the Scriptures that were mentioned about the Messiah. Christians agree that some of these have yet to be fulfilled in the future. They say that this is unacceptable because the Old Testament never said anything about two different comings of the Messiah. Not only is this incorrect, it is a fallacy to assume that God told us everything in the Old Testament. I am quite sure that God knows many things He will never tell us. Unlike the prophesy given to John in The Revelation of Jesus Christ, God did not mention that He wasn’t going to continue providing written revelation to mankind. Now that we have the completed written revelation, we can be sure that nothing new will be added to it. This still doesn’t mean that God has told us everything He planned.

The Jews who don’t believe, have failed to listen to the God of the Word of God. By focusing only on the Words and not on the One who writes and speaks them, they fail to pay attention to the voice from Heaven that said in front of the Jews: “This is my beloved Son…” That sounds pretty convincing to me! The prophet John the Baptist testified to these things as well. The argument that Jesus’ second coming wasn’t in the Old Testament Scriptures is not a very solid one and demonstrates ignorance.

I also have lived in ignorance and it would be hypocritical for me to point to someone as worse than myself. My intention is to make sure that people who read this will not be lead astray by those Jews who have left the path of reason to follow their desires.