Saturday, March 10, 2012

scripture on saturday - the narrow gate.


Matthew 7:13-14 [Jesus is talking]
"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate that is wide and is easy 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."

Entering through the narrow gate?! The wide gate leads to destruction? What the does that mean? What was Jesus talking about?

The gate (narrow or wide) represents your life, the path that you are taking, the way that you are going. The wide gate is the easy way, while the narrow gate is the harder way. If you go through the narrow gate, you will experience hardship. People won't like you.

You know why?

Because if you choose to go through the narrow gate, that means you are choosing Christ.

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The wide gate is usually pretty simple and fun, but Jesus says it leads to destruction.

So, why go through the narrow gate? Why go through hard things? (First of all, Jesus says the wide gate leads to destruction)

Let's look at the benefits of narrow gates, shall we?

Christians (people who go through the narrow gate) will get to spend FOREVER with Jesus after their death. They are sinful, they are not perfect, but they have trusted their lives with Jesus, and they get to spend forever with Him.

The wide gate? Their fate is not as pleasant. They will go to hell for forever.

But all the narrow-gaters can help the wide-gaters by showing them the narrow gate, and helping them walk to it. Help them trust their lives with Jesus.

That's what you can do.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Great post, girl! ♥