HOST: Michael Whitworth
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Two gates, two ways, two destinations. This passage is a metaphor for life—everyone’s life. We all have to make a choice: which gate to enter, which way to travel, which destination will be ours. Every person, every life, will travel down one path or the other, and so we must all choose. But how do we make the choice? What makes the difference? As we consider Jesus’ words here, the primary differentiating factor between the two ways is not found in the journey—a wide or narrow gate, an easy or hard way—but rather in the results of the journey. Any journey is defined by its destination, and in this case, there could not be two destinations that are more diametrically opposed to one another. As we choose our path through life and consider the desires of our hearts with regard to that journey and its outcome, we would surely choose “life” over “destruction.” With that in mind, let us choose the narrow gate and the hard way, understanding that the outcome of that journey is the destination that we desire—eternal life.
Why do you think that “few” will find the narrow gate that leads to life?
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