Lay HOLD on Eternal Life
I Tim. 6:11-12 says, "...O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, LAY HOLD on eternal life...
To "lay hold" means to "seize"...to take the kingdom of God by force.
There are going to be many who want to make it to heaven, and they will be "crowding at the door", but they won't be able to get in....because they just aren't SERIOUS enough about it. They try to get in the "wrong way" with a "la-de-dah" attitude, and they just won't make it in. Those who are TRULY saved by grace will have the enabling grace to "run HARD after God", don't you think?
At least I want to "run HARD after God"! Who will go with me?