The narrow path — 2016.04.23
Enter through the narrow gate! For the gate is wide that leads to destruction, and the way is wide, and many go on it. But the gate that leads to life is narrow and the way is narrow, and few find it.
Matthew 7: 13f
What’s your way? Is it comfortable and wide, without hardship because of Jesus and you going along with all the others? Did you have to fight with the narrow gate?
Jesus finds it a pity that only a few find the right way to live. He would have liked, that many, many would be there! It is for Him not enough just to be saved!
Admission through the narrow gate, this is our fight with us, whether we accept Jesus as King and Savior. This is against our pride if we are to recognize and take the burden of sin. But with our sins we cannot get through the gate and not onto the way which leads to life.
If we can know Jesus personally and speak with him, then we are on the right way of life. As long as we only talk about him and our prayers are more a formality, as long as God only seems to be a person of respect and we do not know the father, as long as the debt pushes and we are not free from it, as long as no divine joy, comfort and hope are there, we are probably on the broad way of the great mass. If we sometimes call desperately for Him, if we take disadvantages because of him, if we wholeheartedly yearn for Him when we feel His consolation and His presence, if we notice, He educates us and gives us pain, so that we release the unholiness and are similar to Him if we have a counterpart in prayer and not talk to an empty room, when we love the fellowship with the brothers and sisters, we are well on the right life path. It is not easy, but our God himself wants to help us. Sometimes we get lost and come off the path, sometimes we even run a piece on the wide path. But He warns us and gives us no rest until we return to His heart. Let’s get our lives in order, just as it pleases the Lord, and then let us continue together on the narrow path that leads to life! He is waiting for us.
Thank You, Jesus, You are my helper! But I would be lost rapidly and quickly rejoining the broad way; that is also much more convenient. But I will go with You together, on the way to aim to the Heavenly Father. You supported me, you comforted me, You raise me up, – yes, You are my help! I trust You.
Bible Reading Today: Ephesians 4: 1 – 16