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What Is the Meaning of Not Everyone That Says to Me Lord Lord Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (NIV ) What is the Lord Jesus Christ saying here? Some think that Christ is talking about a Christian's obedience, commitment, or motive. Well, it is true that we should always check the motive and intentions we have when we do things for Christ, but this is not the intent of this verse. Also, if you really love Christ and are fully committed to Him, you will aim to live the right kind of life. You will find out and do His will. You will consider what pleases Him. But this is not the meaning of the verse. Matthew 7:21-23 in context Matthew 7:21-23   (NET). Here is the passage then next up are truths and applications to consider. 21  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ [ ab ]  will enter into the kingdom of heaven—only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.  22  On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, d