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.”
When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ spoke these words, He was telling us there are only two paths through life. Only two, and only one of them will bring you Eternal Life.
When we consider the two paths, the broad path looks very easy to navigate. Nearly everyone is traveling down this path, this makes it seem more desirable to make our trek on.
The only other path to travel through life is the narrow path. This path is extremely difficult to navigate. The path is narrow, there are obstacles in the way, and we only find a few travelers making this hard journey.
So which route do we take?
Christians know they are to take the narrow path “which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”.
There are “few” travelers on this path as “the world by wisdom knew not God”, (1 Corinthians 1:21).
The wisdom of the world does not know our Father.
Our world is increasingly falling away from God and His Word. They have distorted His Word and turned it into fables, (2 Timothy 4:4). With the world’s new found truth, they believe the broad path through life is the narrow path.
Just as light cannot be changed into darkness, neither can the broad path be a substitute for the narrow path, (Isaiah 5:20).
So we must stay focused, we must ensure we hold fast to our road map through life which is the Bible, (see: The Bible Is The Textbook Of Life). We must ensure we keep marching forward and do not take any offramps. Though they may promise a shortcut, they will certainly lead us to the broad path of destruction.
Are you up for the challenge?
Standing against the ways of the world is traveling the narrow path.
Standing for our Father is taking the narrow path.
While it may not be easy, He is with us every step of the way, (see: Footprints In The Sand).
As there are only two paths through life, after close inspection we find there are only two types of rock that make up the two paths, (Deuteronomy 32:31).
The Rock on the narrow path is capable of supporting the weight of the world.
While the rock on the broad path may look stable, it will certainly crumble beneath the feet of its travelers.