Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
There are those that want to believe that all roads lead to heaven. It’s clear that Jesus doesn’t hold to that teaching. We have two choices here. the narrow gate and the wide gate. One leads to life and one leads to destruction. Moses understood this concept. “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19.
Every day we face the choice. Is it a narrow road day or will I choose the wide and broad path? will I be swayed by popular opinion or be guided by the Holy Spirit and God’s Word? Every decision we face we have the choice. Is this decision going to bring life or death, blessings or curses? Joshua knew what Jesus was talking about. “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15.
It is not easy in this media saturated world that we live in. It is a constant struggle, an ongoing battle for our hearts. Go with the flow. If it feels right, it must be right. It’s ok, everyone else does it. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart …” Proverbs 19:21. But the end is destruction and death. The path of life is a narrow one. There is no room for you to hold onto those false gods, idols of popularity, power, or money. The gateway is too small for you to carry unforgiveness, bitterness, or regrets. You can’t fit through with your excuses or your pride intact. There is only enough room for you and Jesus.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6