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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 NLT).
Becoming a believer is not difficult, but what we need to understand is that there is only one way to eternal life. Jesus said, “Only a few decide to walk that road.” It’s the walk that is difficult — living His way according to the word of God, renewing our minds, changing habits, giving up on ideas that aren’t from God, letting go of traditions that aren’t godly, purposing to do what He asks us to do, keeping our minds right, continuing to trust God through difficult, hurtful moments in our lives. That’s what is difficult. That’s why very few ever find God’s way.
Show me the benefits:
So many want God’s salvation (they don’t want to go to hell), but they don’t want His instruction, His correction. They want the benefits without doing the work. It doesn’t happen that way. You get to choose, life or death.
Choose ye this day:
According to God’s word, many choose hell. Why? Because serving God requires change — reflection, changing our thinking. Most people want to believe whom they want to believe, and want God to be OK with that. But He is not OK with that.
We must be transformed by renewing our minds, thinking; then, and only then, will we find the narrow gate. Our choice.
Just a thought,
Published on Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 8:58 PM MDT
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