Matthew 7:13, 14
We don’t want truth. We want to hear what we want to hear, even if it is a lie. The Bible says, the truth will set you free. We would rather be bound then be free.
So many people would rather join the group as it is going along; not thinking, not seeing until it is too late. Running aimless; they don’t know why and don’t know where they are running to.
To enter the narrow gate you must seek the gate. Then you have to examine it – where does this road lead me? Then you have to make a decision. Then you have to follow.
Don’t listen to anyone who says, “trust me” and they have no track record. Jesus has a track record of his goodness, his kindness, his faithfulness. He healed the sick. He raised the dead.
The narrow gate must be traversed one at a time. The wide gate can be passed by a crowd. The narrow gate calls for an individual decision. It’s a personal invitation.
A lot of people would rather walk the way that is easy but brings their death then to walk the narrow gate which would be a little harder but brings life.
The roads that are most frequently used will be paved. The road less traveled will have the bumps. The less traveled road seems to be the Christian life. You don’t follow the masses. Life is not going to be easy all the time. We will experience the same things someone in the world will experience. As we preserve through these difficulties in the Lord it will lead us to LIFE. You will recognize that God has brought you through and you can give Him praise.
The things in our world may not get better but we can KNOW that God is IN CONTROL and He WILL bring us through. He is always concerned for our welfare and our safety. Pray that our heart will be set to walk the narrow gate so that we see our values, what we stand for and what we stand on. Lets walk, calling on the name of the Lord not just walking aimlessly, not looking at what is going on around us.
Let’s be excited about the Word of God. He promises that if we serve Him, He will give us Life.