Strive to Enter!
After writing the previous six messages, I sensed that there was an important key to understanding this command that needed to be included. I believe Luke reveals it in his Gospel when he quotes Jesus as saying, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate” (Luke 13:24).
This puts an important new perspective on the command. We do not just open up the strait gate and walk in unopposed. There is a battle that goes on within our souls, because our enemy does not want us to find the way of life. Paul stated, “We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).