Are you searching the Bible to understand the doctrine of election? Do you think you already understand? Don’t neglect Luke 13:22-30. Someone asked Jesus, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” He replied, “Work hard to enter the narrow door.”
How many today would give that answer?
While you are at it, back up to verses 6-9 and ponder them as well. The garden owner wanted to cut down the fig tree because it had not borne fruit in the three years since it had been planted. The gardener bargained for it to have another opportunity — just one more year. “If not, then you can cut it down.”
Jesus said, “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” (John 15:8 ESV)
Do not allow yourself to become complacent about salvation. Do not take the grace of God for granted. Work hard to enter the narrow door. Bear fruit.