MATTHEW 7:13_Enter ye in at the strait gate…
Your world entry – you are born. Your adulthood entry – you make decisions for yourself.
There is always some form of authority—first and foremost God’s. When parents no longer pick you up, take you places, or make decisions for you – it is time to spread your wings and fly!
Jesus wants you to enter this new (adult) life through the strait gate. You’ve heard about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? God has something that good and better through the strait gate.
Jesus has not quite completed His sermon, but everything He has taught thus far leads to the right path. By the time you reach the end of this sermon, you will have uncovered an extremely large treasure (and this is only three chapters out of the entire Bible!).
John 14:2-5 (KJV), “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?”
Thomas wasn’t sure about the way. Jesus’ says it’s the strait gate!
Eternal God, I want to enter in at the strait gate. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is the strait gate—He will lead me!