Both the narrow gate and wide gate are assumed to provide the entrance to God’s Kingdom. Two ways are offered to people. The narrow gate is by faith, only through Christ, constricted and precise. It represents true salvation in God’s way that leads to life eternal. The wide gate includes all religions of works and self-righteousness, with no single way, but it leads to destruction. Christ continually emphasized the difficulty of following Him. Salvation is by grace alone, but it is not easy. It calls for knowledge of the truth, repentance, submission to Christ as Lord, and a willingness to obey His will and Word. Choose the narrow gate!
Questions for further thought:
1. How can I be sure I have chosen the narrow gate?
2. With whom can I discuss this very important question?
Challenge: Read and meditate on Matthew 7:13-23. Wait expectantly as God speaks!
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