Yesterday we were talking about this verse:
“‘Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.” – Matthew 7:13
And then there was these few sentences in the description from Bibleref.
The choice most people will make is the wide gate leading to an easy path. The imagery of a “wide” gate implies something easy to see, and easy to get through. It also suggests something that accommodates our preferences: wide gates give us more choice over how to pass through than do narrow ones. Since what lies on the other side of that gate appears to be easy, it’s the choice most people will make. This has sad, heart-rending implications for the eternal fate of most people.
We’re talking about choices here. Talking about consequences. I couldn’t walk past this verse in just one day. There’s too much here.
The wide gate is the easy path, the one that most people will go down. The path of least resistance and the one that is…well….easy.
The narrow path, the one with Jesus, is the difficult road, the narrow road, the broken road, that Jesus invites us on. It’s not easy, there are rules, there are consequences and people won’t understand it all the time. Jesus invited His disciples on this path when He asked them to “Follow me”. They didn’t know the gate would be narrow, they didn’t know the consequences or the ramifications of a life of following Jesus….yet….they went.
Today. The gate is narrow. Will you continue to walk through it?