KEY SCRIPTURE Mat 7:13 ISV “Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it“.
The Lord Jesus kept teaching His audience about so many things. He now gets to talk about the way that leads to life as against the one that leads to death. He said the following about the path to death or eternal destruction
1 It is a way
2.It is wide and spacious
3.Many are those that go on that road.
The following are some explanations about the way to destruction. A way or path means where people walk through. It also refers to how they walk on that path. Pro 14:12 ISV “There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end it’s a road to death.”
The second point about this way is that it is broad and very comfortable to tread on. . Comfort deals with that which satisfies the flesh. The acts of the flesh are mainly, lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. (1 John 2:15-17).
The last description of the way onto destruction is that many people are traveling that way. When the popular choice is abortion, homosexuality and lesbianism, and all the sex perversions, then the world is on a destruction course.
The path to life is narrow and only a few goes on it. It is not comfortable, because the flesh can’t do what it pleases. Most people would not choose sacrifice and fleshly restrain.
Let’s note that living in pleasure does not mean enjoying life. Enjoyment is not necessarily what you do, but the inner satisfaction that flows from within. It is only the indwelling Holy Spirit in the life of a man that can give true enjoyment of life. Dear one, who is in love with all the satisfactions of the flesh, do you have real inner satisfaction in life? If you don’t have that true heart satisfaction or peace that passes human understanding, then you are definitely on the broad pleasurable road, that leads to eternal destruction.
Now that you a alive, you can switch from that Broadway of false satisfaction, to the narrow way of true satisfaction. No one can pray for you to be accepted by the father after your death.
My heavenly Father, I choose the path of life. Although it is narrow, and only a few takes to it, I choose this path. I receive the true peace that comes from you alone. Thank you, Lord. Jesus, I acknowledge you as the Lord of my life. Amen
John 14:27 NHEB “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.
Proverbs 14:12 NHEB “There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”