Sunday, April 15, 2012

Judg 7:7 and Luke 13:24 "Enter Through Narrow Door" (April 15)

Luke 13:24 is a sobering verse to me. Some will say to the LORD---open the doors of heaven for me...and He will answer "I do not know where you have come from." Why are we here? To build the best life possible? Try the hardest that we possibly can? God says: “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer that He doesn't know you. Is it your own hand that is trying to craft, to build something of yourself? In Judges 7:7, God said that 32,000 was way-too-many to defeat the Midianites lest they think that "my own hand saved." So, God reduced the army from 32,000 to 300 exhausted warriors who worked for God's Glory first then Gideon's glory. For God's Glory!

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