“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – “The kingdom of heaven has been forceful advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” – “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.”
Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. – Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. – For the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
Hebrews 4:11 – Matthew 7:13-14 – Matthew 11:12 – John 6:27 – 2 Peter 1:10-11 – 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 – Hebrews 4:10 – Isaiah 60:19 (NIV)