MATTHEW 7:14_strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life…
Roads, trails, paths, streets, highways, all take you somewhere. They all have a beginning and an end. Life is like that.
There’s another thing about highways, streets, paths, trails, and roads—you choose the ones to take. You choose them based on your destination – the end you desire to reach. Out of all the available roads you choose the one which will reach your destination. If you’re going to church, you pick the road that leads to your church. If you’re going to school, you pick the road to your school. If you’re going to the grocery store, you choose that street. You know where you want to be, and you choose a path to get there.
You also choose spiritual roads. If self-indulgence with the addictions and vices that accompany it is your choice, enter the wide gate. You have room for the baggage you bring. Since this way is broad, you have room to add to the baggage as life goes along. And you will add to the baggage because that is just the nature of how it works.
When you choose the strait gate, you choose to begin to drop baggage. Some of it, Jesus relieves you of at the gate.
Awesome God, I want to be with You—I choose that way! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is the way—I choose to follow Him!