Verse of the Day

Jesus said, “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

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

The world wants a Savior but not a Lord. The New Testament is clear, a Savior who is not Lord is no Savior and no friend. If the Old Testament showed us anything, it is that God’s seemingly bizarre laws were written not for his fascination but for his people’s preservation. Let’s not only call Jesus Lord this week, let’s live in a way that shows he controls our lives and his Spirit produces our character.


My Prayer…

Most Holy Lord, please take control of my life and my will that I may be wholly yours, not just in word, but in thought and in deed as well. Amen.

Bible References

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.

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  1. Satan has many people blinded in this world to the “narrow gate”, which is Christ. Most are going through the “wide gate” which will lead them to death and destruction in the end. I heard a sermon on this passage one time and I believe it to be an apt analogy. Jesus is in actuality giving a picture of a funnel. If you enter the funnel at the broad end, it keeps narrowing down until you come to death, destruction, and hell. But you can enter the funnel at the narrow part. That’s where Christ is – He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6)! He says in John 10:10 “I come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.” The longer we walk with Him the wider, meaningful, and more abundant life He gives.

    Jesus may very well have been referring to Ezekiel’s prophecy in chapter 47 where he speaks of a river flowing out from the throne of God which began as a little stream and widened out until it became a great river. That pictures the life of a child of God, it gets better every day. The longer we serve Christ, the sweeter He becomes to us! It doesn’t mean that it will always be easy or comfortable to walk the narrow path in this world in which we live, but when we keep our focus on Christ and get a “tunnel vision” fixed on Him, we can travel the narrow way with a peace, comfort, and joy that only He can provide us through His indwelling Holy Spirit!

    So which road are you traveling on in this life? Choose wisely, your eternity depends upon it!

    Thank You Jesus for the free gift of salvation that you offered to me and to all who will accept it (Ephesians 2:8-9) . I thank You for Your precious bloodshed for my sins and for the eternal life that I have through faith in You. I love You so my Redeemer and I give You all praise this day, Amen!

Victorious Vinedresser

Strength Through Testing