Eternal Life – Our Priority
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”Matthew 7:13-14
Our priority in this life is to know we have eternal life in Heaven, because once we take our last breath, comes eternal judgment. The only way to know we have eternal life is to be on the narrow road that leads to Heaven. But first people need to find the narrow road, which is described in the Word of God.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “(Acts 2:38) When we are baptized with a repentant heart we receive the Spirit of God, and we are in God’s family on the narrow road to Heaven. Now we must follow the Word so we stay on the narrow road, because Satan will try to pull us onto the broad road.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16) Christians are the Light for Christ, which means we have a church family, and we reflect Christ to the world, by telling people about eternal life through Christ, handing out Biblical literature, and helping people to overcome Satan’s lies.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) The best life comes from serving Christ, being a Light in this world, because we are created in the image of God, and when we will live the way God created us, we will live the best life possible on this planet. There is no greater reward than having a heart that cares about others and telling them about the narrow road to Heaven.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:3—31) As we bring others to Christ, God fills our hearts with his unconditional agape love, then the commands in the Bible become natural and desirable. Life is all about serving Christ, and helping others find the narrow road to Heaven. This is our priority in this short earthly life; helping people to find the narrow road.
Today live for Christ, praying for lost souls, telling others about Christ, handing our Biblical literature, of inviting them to church.
Prayer: Lord guide me so my heart will be filled your love; and guide me to bring people to Christ. In Jesus name, Amen