What determines Our Eternal Destination
What determines our eternal destination? Free-Will choices!
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:Bible KJV www.biblegateway.com
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
God has given everyone free-will to use however we wish. However, it’s important that we ask ourselves an important question. What determines our eternal destination?
Free-will allows us the right to choose how we live, what we do with those choices. However, the choices we make in life, also determines our destination after death. In this scripture, notice that both selections have gates. First, there is the broad road with the wide gate and then there is the straight, thin road that leads to the narrow gate.
Which path determines our eternal destination?
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. How we live our lives using free-will also determines our eternal destination.
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 God’s way, not because they must, but because they want to. Once chosen, this path contains security of everlasting life. By taking this path people still 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!
My prayer for Matthew 7:13-14
Bless your holy name. Thank you Father that you have given people the free will to make our own decisions regarding the way we live our lives here on earth.
When you called me, I opened my heart to you, just the tiniest bit and was immediately aware of your presence. 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! This is a sinful world and as much as it hurts me, I do lapse. With the realization that temptation has once again overtaken me , there is no longer the attempt to try to hide those sins. I immediately confess to you. And when I come to you asking for my transgressions to be wiped away, they are, in the name of Jesus. Although I can’t live a sinless life, I do know what determines my eternal destination. I am happy to say that I have chosen the path to walk with Jesus which I know will bless me with eternal life with you. Thankyou Lord.
Praise your mighty name. I praise you for who you are – the one and only true God. Thank you for sending Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
My prayers are for others to 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. Amen.
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