Today’s passage: Luke 13:22-35
- The question asked in verse 23 was a good one. The disciples were seeing many people who cheered the miracles, but not as many who were being converted and therefore being saved from the wrath of God.
- The door is narrow. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
- Many of these Jews believed they were already “in” simply because they were Jews. Jesus tells them something very different. Many of them would be outside looking in with despair, while others from the rest of the world would enter.
- Jesus was not in Judea when the Pharisees came to “warn” Him. They were trying to get Him to go back to Judea, where they had jurisdiction. It wasn’t Herod who was trying to kill Jesus…
- In verse 35, Jesus is referring to the second coming (“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”).
Questions to consider:
- Is everyone going to Heaven? What does it mean to enter through the narrow door? How does a person become “saved”? (twowaystolive.com)
- What does it mean when we call someone a “good person”? What must I realize about myself before I see the gospel as truly wonderful news? (Verse 27)
- Even though Israel as a nation had continually rejected God, how did He view them? (Verse 34) What things do we learn about God in this passage?