Christ only allows us to choose between serving Him as Lord for eternity or choosing an eternity of weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Luke 13:23-28 (New King James Version)28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.
Although many don’t see this as being fair, isn’t this the way friendships work. We get to decide how close we want our relationship with Christ to be just as we decide how close we want our other relationships to be. We may choose to be aquaintences or life long friends. Scripture refers to Christians as the bride of Christ. I believe we can assume that Christ wants us to have this level of relationship with Him.
Everyone has a free will to make this decision. That is one of gifts God has given us. The ability to choose what level of relationship we will commit to. Many will choose not to commit any part of themselves. Some will choose some level of commitment, and few will choose to actualy commit themselves wholy to Him.
The scripture above speaks to those who choose no level of commitment. Jesus warns that this choice will lead to “Weeping and gnashing of teeth”. It means that eternity will be an existance of suffering from the deepest regret. It’s not fire and brimstone that Jesus is preaching, but a message of genuine concern He shows for His creation. Don’t let Him be the ultimate one that got away.
Most who read this have made some level of commitment already. When was the last time you examined your level of comitmen? Do it today. If you are not progressing, it’s time to begin right now. Start by “asking, seeking and knocking.” You can do it. I believe in you.