Explain Verse 30

Let’s set this up. In Luke 13: 23 someone asks Jesus, Luke 13:23 KJV
” Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,”  So the question is about salvation. How did Jesus answer the question?

Luke 13:24-30 KJV  “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
[25] When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
[26] Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
[27] But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
[28] There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
[29] And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
[30] And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.”

So ask yourself, what was Jesus’ answer to the question. Then why did he say  verse 30?  “And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.”

What does verse 30 have to do with the answer Jesus gave about salvation? I hope I have sparked a desire in your heart to really study God’s word, not just read the word. Until next time.

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