PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 13:28-30
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28)
Jesus is still speaking about those who thought they were ‘saved’.
He describes a scene where people from all times and places gather.
It will be a huge feast and celebration, and Jesus will welcome each one.
But there will be some not celebrating, not enjoying God’s lavish grace.
Some will stand there with angry tears, not happy with what they’re seeing.
Like Judas, they were with Jesus, but their hearts were not.
Like Judas, they will experience deep sorrow, but not humble remorse.
Their sorrow will be mixed with anger (gnashing of teeth, Acts 7:54).
It was not humility and grace, love and justice, that drew them to Jesus
Being saved is more than getting out of ‘hell’ and into ‘heaven’.
It is being rescued from selfisness, greed, lust and pride, and hating them!
According to Jesus, some ‘believers’ have not really rejected these.
These are the ones who will be hugely disappointed on the last day.
In the end we all get what we deep down want… but do we really want that?
Lord, if we don’t embrace humble love now, why would we want it for eternity? Help me to see that what I seek now will be what I receive for eternity.