Today’s Truth

Today’s Truth: The Narrow Gate

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it,” Matthew 7:13-14 states. What does Jesus mean here when he refers to the narrow gate and the wide gate? If you think about this logically, it will help. Have you ever been to a large event where you had to wait in line? Maybe it was to take a ride at an amusement park. Those lines can belong. Anytime you have people entering through the same gate there will be a long line of people, and the wait can last a long time. Most sporting events have many gates to enter through or even a wide gate where many people can enter at the same time. It is definitely easier to enter through a wide gate than a narrow gate. The wide gate represents the world. Many choose to follow the ways of the world. There is little persecution when you look like everyone else.

The narrow gate represents the Christian life and following Jesus. Few will enter because it is much more difficult and will include some persecution. However, nothing that comes easy is usually as rewarding. Hard work reaps the most blessings and rewards, and the Christian life is just that, both a blessing and a reward.