13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
In our lives, we have choices to make. God has given everyone free-will to use however we wish.
This scripture tells us that we have a choice between two ways to live. Notice that both choices have gates at the end of the road. First there is the broad road with the wide gate and then there is the straight, thin road that leads to the narrow gate.
The popular choice is the wide gate and broad path. Along this route people may live, think and do anything they would like to do. Many take this path because they believe it’s the easier route; no commandments to obey, much partying and having fun along the way. Yes; the choice of this road does not require any restrictions. However, this path, in the end, leads to the gate of destruction and eternal death.
Then there is the narrow path. Not many take this path because it requires sacrifice. The person wishing to walk the narrow path must accept God’s son, Jesus into their hearts. Following that, they will live their lives according to Gods way, not because they must, but because they want to. Once chosen, this path contains security of everlasting life. People along this path enjoy fun, love, joy and happiness in a way the wide path cannot offer. This path, in the end, leads to the gates of Heaven and eternal life.
It is totally each person’s own choice to pick the road to follow. Consider thoughtfully and choose wisely!
I bless your holy name. I thank you Father that you have given everyone the free will to make our own decisions regarding the way we live our lives here on earth.
I am so very happy that when you called and I opened my heart to you, just the tiniest bit, I was immediately aware of your presence. I thank you that you took me in to become a part of your loving family. As a family member you guide me, lead me, you help me to grow and to stay true to you.
Do I live a perfect life now? Absolutely not! I was born into a sinful world and as much as I don’t want to, I confess I commit sin on a regular basis. The good news is, I don’t try to hide those sins. I come to you asking for them to be wiped away and thank you Father, they are.
I praise your mighty name. I praise you for who you are – the one and only true God. I thank you for sending Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
I pray others will find their way to the narrow path and will be as happy with their decision as I am.
In the name of my Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.