Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest.
Lord God, I enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and few find it. Your kingdom suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. I do not labor for the food which perishes, but for that which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give me. I will be even more diligent to make my calling and election sure, for so an entrance will be supplied to me abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will run in such a way that I may obtain it. Everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but I for an imperishable crown.
For I who have entered Your rest have myself also ceased from my works as You, God, did from Yours. You, Lord, will be to me an everlasting light, and You, God, my glory.
Help me, Lord God, live for You and walk the narrow path so I may rest in You.
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