During the Advent season, many Christians celebrate Jesus' words about His promise to come again. What a glorious appearing that will be! However, it comes with Jesus' words of warning.
Make every effort to enter through the narrow door because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able once the home owner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, "Lord, open up for us!" He will answer you, "I don't know you or where you're from." Then you will say, "We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets!" But He will say, "I tell you, I don't know you or where you're from. Get away from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness!" Luke 13:22-28
Think About It
Is it enough to go to church, listen to God's word, and serve in the name of the Lord? Jesus said unless we have love, all our good deeds are as filthy rags. This is a good time to evaluate our motives. Do we reach out to the poor and needy people because it's the thing to do, or do we help them out of love?
Pray About It
Lord Jesus, we love you. Teach us to love others as You do and to use the opportunities you give us to reach out to those who need Your love. Amen.