In this daily Bible reading is the account of King Hezekiah sending letters throughout Judah and Israel to invite the people to come to Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover.
At that time, the king of Assyria had defeated Israel and carried most people away into captivity. However, there were a few left in the land. Hezekiah invited these people. Many refused to come but there were some in the tribes of Asher, and Manasseh, and Zebulun who humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.
This is a picture of the world today. Most people reject God and pursue worldly pleasures. But there is a small remnant that are true to God, a small remnant who humble themselves and believe.
Many churches teach that all of their members will be going to Heaven. However, the Bible says, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Therefore, only a few will be going to Heaven.
Membership at a church won’t get you into Heaven. One must repent of sins, believe in Jesus, and walk obediently before God until one dies. It is not an easy journey. The Bible says that one must ‘persevere to the end to be saved.’