The present population of the world is 8.1 billion. How many people have lived on this planet since Adam and Eve first walked in the garden? Of all who have ever lived and who will be living at the time of our Lord’s return, how many of those will be saved? None of us know, and we would be wise not even to hazard a guess. However, in our text this morning we find someone asking Jesus, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” (Luke 13:23, NASB95) This question was asked of Him as “He was passing through from one city and village to another . . . on His way to Jerusalem” (v. 22). Jesus doesn’t answer the question directly, but He does say something which should make each of us here this morning pause and think. You see, the important question is not how many will be saved, but will you and I be among them. As we work our way through Jesus’ answer, I would like to encourage each of you to stop and give serious consideration to what He has to say.