Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. #2. “Only a few find it.”

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. #2. “Only a few find it.”

Many things keep the world awake at night that will not matter in the final analysis.

It has become fashionable to judge a person as uncaring if they do not blame themselves for all the plagues, famines, wars, and crimes that befall mankind.

Time and energy are wasted on irrational fears that the average person has little or no control over. Believe it, or not, whatever the rise or fall in the earth’s temperature, it will mean nothing when Jesus burns it up in time’s final instant.

According to Jesus all that actually matters, now and on the Last Day, is whether your name is written in The Book of Life.

I know that it is also fashionable to judge a person as uncaring if they do not believe that everyone is going to heaven. Of course, to believe such a thing would be to contradict the Saviour. Though “he desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4), he says, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able” (Luke 13:24).

The invitation is to all. Nothing can hold a person back from coming to Christ except their own refusal to seek and enter the narrow door that leads to life.

Nothing will motivate us more to care for the souls of our neighbours than to give thought to our position amongst chosen few. The same Jesus who chose us because of our faith and obedience to his will, calls us to share that Good News.

“And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds” (Revelation 20:12).

John Staiger

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