Focus: Matthew 7:13-14 - KJV
13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
There are ways and there are ways! To many, there are certain ways of doing things that appear to be the ways of the Lord which indeed are the ways to destruction. For instance, there are those who assume because of certain prayers or vigil, the Lord bestows on them financial explosion, which financial release is not something they are entitled to. Put it mildly, if the job or contract is put to competitive bidding, they could never have received it or they could never have had it at the supposed price. When they receive the job and the benefit, it is at the expense of one or more other people who are either better qualified or more entitled. But hey have it by doing something out of the ordinary – bribe, lie, cheat or just do something and assume it is right because that is what everybody does. Well, the body of Christ is not the same thing as “everybody”. They will even come to church and annoyingly claim it is a miracle from God. It is a result of following the broad way which leads to death. The way of the Lord is unpopular. It is the way of wisdom and righteousness. If we all will pursue that way, society will be a better place in that everyone will strive for mastery and every master will have something to show for it, as entitled.
Please be sure: God is not mocked; life is about sowing and reaping. Think deep. Hope it is not because you had circumvented some, back then, that you are now being circumvented big time? God is pointing you to the narrow way so that you don’t end up in the way of death. If we all will review our ways and follow the way of the Lord, there will be less agony in life and living.
SOLUTION: Jesus is the Way. To access the strait gate, we must come through Him. Pursuing the statements of other characters will make us lose our way who is the authentic Compass. Follow the words of Christ to the letter. Love God and love your neighbor and you will find yourself on the right path. That you may be the only one at the receiving end? That is a lie of the devil. Your righteousness will open great doors unto you without a need for manipulation.
Father, please show us clearly your way and keep us in it in Jesus’ name. And as we walk in the way, do be our Provider to the very end in Jesus’ name. Use us to point many others away from the broad way to the narrow one in the name of Jesus Christ.