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…..and He therefore knows who is going to be saved then where does that leave me?

Many people get themselves into mental and spiritual fixes through their consideration of the sovereignty of God in salvation. One of the ways is to tangle themselves up over the issue about whether or not they are called to salvation.

The Lord Jesus faced this issue in Luke 13:22-24

Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, ‘Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?’  He said to them, ‘Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

He then went on to adumbrate the pain and bewilderment as those who thought they were saved, but had never entered into the door of salvation. Therefore they face eternal rejection and loss.

The approach of our Saviour is most instructive here. When the question about the number of people being saved was asked He did not get involved in a discussion about the electing purposes of God. Rather, He immediately challenged those in front of him to make sure that they are saved.

We do well to follow this example of Our LORD. When we are faced with questions about election and salvation the most important thing is to challenge those in front of us to repent and go through the open door which is offered to them in the Lord’s grace.

And if you are personally tangled up mentally and spiritually over this issue, my call to you, in the words of our Saviour is:  Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Don’t let Satan divert you from the lord’s direct call to you to repent and believe the gospel.

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