Changing the way we live entails identifying a better way. However, sometimes in our search to change the way we live we often find ourselves still on the wrong path. The Bible advises us in the book of Matthew 7:13 – 14 (NIV), to “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
The book of Luke 13:24 – 28 (NIV) gives more details of Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom. It emphasizes the consequences of not taking advantage of the opportunity to enter through the narrow gate which leads to life. According to the scripture Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and he will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets. But he will see, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.”
It is comforting to know that God loves us and gave us a better way than that which is presented to us by the world. The bible tells us in John 14:6 (NIV) Jesus said, “I am the Way, The Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” It further tells us in Romans 5:8 (NIV) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." We identified through scripture that Jesus is the only way that would lead to life therefore, it would be wise to choose to walk in Christ Jesus.