How Prepared Are You to Enter Heaven?


Do you place God first in your life? Today’s Gospel reading from Luke addresses this very question. In this Gospel reading we hear Jesus speaking with His disciples on the very topic of discipleship and what it takes to follow the Master. We learn what needs to be done to prepare ourselves to enter Heaven.
In this Gospel reading Jesus asks two questions that need some interpretation:
Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there enough for its completion? (Luke 14:28)
Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can successfully oppose another king advancing with twenty thousand troops? (Luke 14:31)

Are You Prepared to Enter Heaven?

You are a Disciple of Jesus, but are you prepared to enter Heaven? We interpret the questions from today’s Gospel by asking ourselves some additional questions. Like the person building the tower, or the king readying for battle, we need to know what it will take, on our part, to receive the gracious invitation to spend eternity with the Trinity. So, let’s answer some questions: Read more...

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