Pic: Wonderful Vuku leafers in CMC Church, Bloekombos. We had a meeting about how to Rise and Shine (Vukukhanye) +
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV +
Written by Jung
It is a very simple verse if you consider the narrow gate as a righteous way of living. Instead of taking the easy path of following our sinful nature, we must do the right thing even if it is challenging and difficult.
However, Matthew 7 does not focus on fighting sinful nature or doing the right thing; rather, it warns against false prophets and discipleship, and many falling into their traps.
If you consider that, a narrow path is not a hard or difficult gate but a path that is hard to find. Many will fail to find it, and that is why we refer to them as lost.
How about you? Have you found the narrow gate? Are you living the life of true discipleship that will bring you to the Kingdom of Heaven?
If you have, you will be able to find something precious in your heart: Jesus’ compassion and love for those who are lost. Imagine you are lost in the wilderness with many people. Everyone is looking for a way back home. Somehow you found the way back home, and you see others heading towards a dangerous cliff. Would you leave them and find your way back home alone?
You have found Jesus, and He is in you. Bringing others who are lost and misled to the narrow gate that is hard to find makes us true disciples.
Let them hear: “Everyone, let me share with you this amazing love of Jesus Christ that I have found.”