The Narrow Door

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’  —Luke 13:23-25

J.C.Ryle comments:

"The Narrow Door" This photo was taken at the first parish church in Plymoth, MA.  It is the site of the original "pilgrim's church" which migrated from Leiden, Holland to the new world.

We see in these verses a remarkable question asked. We are told that a certain man said to our Lord, “Are there few that be saved?”

We do not know who this enquirer was. He may have been a self-righteous Jew, trained to believe that there was no hope for the uncircumcised, and no salvation for any but the children of Abraham…

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