Matthew 7:13-14-You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell[a] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
Which of the 2 roads are you traveling on? This is a question that the entire universe must ponder and must answer.
Jesus lets us know in this text that we do have an option of either traveling the wide or the narrow road.
Jesus gives us a description of 2 roads. He describes one as the narrow gate which allows us entry into the kingdom of God and the other as the wide and broad gate that leads to hell.
My question to everyone of us on today is "which road are we traveling on?"
If we are expected to spend eternity with God the Father in heaven, Jesus' advises us to enter the road that leads to the narrow gate.
The "narrow gate" refers to Jesus Christ. It is only through a personal relationship with Him that we are able to enter God's kingdom.
The "wide gate" refers to satan and hell. It is through the rejection of Jesus Christ that enables, allows or gives one permission to travel this road and enter hell.
Jesus Himself declares in John 14:6-I am the way the truth and the life. No one come to the Father accept through Me.
Jesus says the access to the narrow gate will not be easy, but it will be worth it. The narrow gate allows us access to God's eternal Kingdom.
We must daily strive to enter the narrow gate like a runner in an athletic race. We must daily prepare ourselves through prayer and the Word of God.
We must continue to press our way forward and persevere through obstacles, trials and tribulations, knowing that there is a cloud of witnesses that have gone on before us who are cheering us on to the finish line on this Christian journey.
I will leave you with the benefits of each road as given to us by Jesus.
Narrow gate-It leads to God's Kingdom in heaven, (2) it is difficult to enter and (3) There will not be many people who enter therein.
Wide gate-It is a wide gate, (2) It is the easy route that many choose to take and (3) It's final destination is hell.
Which of the 2 gates are you currently traveling?
Now that you have received the knowledge of truth from God's Word, which road will you choose to travel from this moment forward?
We all have received the final destination of both roads from Jesus. We all will spend eternity in one of 2 places. Either heaven or hell. There is no place in between!
We all live according to one of 2 options. We live according to the will of God for our lives or we live according to our flesh and what it tells us to do.
2 gates, 2 paths, but only one choice and one destination.
The question to be answered by all of us on today is "which one will you choose? Who will you follow"?
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for making a way of escape for each and everyone of us. Thank Him for informing us this day that we have the option to choose life or death. I urge you to choose life!
I love you all.