From Pastor Perry

12/16/2018 Luke 7:21-23

Luke 7:21-23

I Never Knew You

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ [1]

 

One of the things that is heart breaking is that many people think that they are going to heaven and their not.  This is not my opinion, but the words of Jesus Christ.  We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God.  God wants us to repent of our sins and to turn away from them.  Many say they believe in Jesus, but do not repent or turn away.  As noted in the Lutheran Study Bible, “Jesus describes the fate of the false prophets as it will be revealed on Judgment Day. Christ will condemn those who call attention to their own works and expect God to receive them into heaven on that basis. On the other hand, those who are saved will be surprised to hear Jesus call attention to their good works (cf 25:37–39). God regards those works as good that give evidence of saving faith in Jesus, our Lord.”

 

I pray: I Lord, when I appear before Your throne, Your righteousness shall be my crown.” Amen.



[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Mt 7:21–23.

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