Which Path will you choose?
In a certain sense, we are given choices that determine our eternal course in this life. Jesus described these choices as between two paths that take us through either a “straight and narrow gate” or a “wide path” that leads to eternal destruction, and many go therein. This is to many today somewhat of a simplified set of choices that seem to be somewhat outdated or even unrealistic. I can assure you that to those of you who doubt that life can be so simple as having these two decisions but it is as true today as it was in Jesus day! We can make the decision to reject the God of the Bible and live that very Godless life which consists of self-gratification and basic selfishness. These people try to do good things to try to satisfy their conscience and do it in the sight of others so that those acquaintances or so-called friends will think well of them but they are still empty inside afterwords when all is said and done, but they never really find true satisfaction, it is only when these people give up their efforts to find satisfaction in anything other than God Himself! They must fill that empty spot in their soul, that God shaped area that only God can fill and then and only then will they start to find true peace and fulfillment. This is the straight and narrow gate that leads to eternal life! It is a narrow path because our choices are limited yet well-defined by the maker of all things and He and only He has the right to say what is good in His eyes and we must obey! The thing to remember is that God truly loves us and only wants that which is best for us so we must give our will to him and simply “Trust”. Since He created us then he absolutely knows what is best! So then, will you surrender your choices to his guidance and simply trust Him? The narrow path is the best path for both you and I! Jesus said to His disciples “Follow Me” and we must do the same I have chosen to follow Him and my life has not been the same! I gave Him the title-deed to my life which he already owned but since he has given us free will, we must make the decision to allow Him to take control of our lives and He will do that which is best for our lives since He knows the future!
Will you consider how well you have done with you in control of your life? Now consider that the Creator of the universe knows how to do it better, much better! Give Him a chance before it is too late! Our days are numbered and He is the only one who knows how much longer we have to make that very important decision and we do not! Once we die then our last chance is gone for ever! We are given plenty of evidence in the creation itself to know that He exists. The knowledge of him is built into us but sometime during childhood, our society manages to put enough doubt into us to cause us to procrastinate and try to manage our lives ourselves. Later we die without making that very important decision and then you are without hope because your life is gone for ever! Please consider that “Straight and Narrow Gate”, while you still can! We have a God-given purpose, try to find it! You do not Know the day of your death! The Lord said that the hairs on our head are numbered and so are our days on this Earth, numbered as well!
It always seems to be the path of least resistance that is taken because it mimics nature, such as electricity or water which follows such a path. It is not the correct choice for mankind though because we are given by God a free will to choose our path. It is that free will that is so manipulated by the enemy of ALL mankind, The Devil! Do you get a mental picture of a little man in a red suit when you hear that name mentioned? I hope not, because it is not even close to the real devil who is Satan, whose name means “the adversary”. He is the enemy of God as well as mankind yet he is similar to a mad dog that is on a chain waiting for an opportunity to attack! He is the one who is ultimately encouraging you to avoid Jesus and the Salvation that He offers by “Faith”. He wants you to take that wide path that leads to destruction! Who will you choose to follow? This is based on Matthew 7:13, for an exact rendering of the passage read the original text.
There is actually one thing that “We Must Do In This Life”. All other things that people think that they need to have or need to do are secondary at best. We must love, God first and to glorify Him and to love our “neighbor”. All of the “Law and The Prophets” are fulfilled in these two things.