“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
Jesus makes a very harsh statement that not everyone who calls Him Lord will be saved. It is only those who will do the will of God the Father in heaven.
Words and statements can sound very good. If a person can word it correctly, he can make the best sounding arguments or thoughts. The words can make a person look or sound very good, even when they are not.
People who kidnap or abuse children, often use kind, nice words to trap them. They speak as though they are the best person on the earth, yet are filled with evil. Their actions do not match their words.
Inside the church, there are also many people who claim that Jesus is Lord, know all the verses to say, and can sing all the songs, yet never do His will at all. Some don’t do it out of fear, because what God is asking them to do sounds crazy. Others don’t do it out of rebellion, because they want to still do their own thing. Some start to do God’s will, but when it gets difficult, they give up and go on a different path.
God will never ask a person to do something that He is not willing to give the strength and ability to do. He has perfect love for each person, which will cast out the fear a person may have.
Jesus only did what He saw His Father doing. You are to be just like Jesus. Getting into heaven is not just a simple prayer and a few words. It is also actions based off of those words and prayers. If your actions do not back up the words, then the words are of no meaning or purpose.
In your own life, you must take a look at how you look at Jesus. You may call Him ‘Lord’, but is He really your Master?
As you call Him ‘Lord’, are you doing what the Father wants?
Just as you call out on Jesus to save you, you must also be willing to do what the Father wants you to do. Seek God and find out what He wants you to do, then just do it. It will be worth it in the end.
I pray today that you will know God’s will for your life; that you will not fear what God asks you to do; that you will do more than just speak to God; and that your actions will show you are a follower of Jesus.