“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.“ —Mt 7:13-14 (NIV)
THE SMALL GATE AND NARROW THE ROAD
Just how small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life? First notice that two things must be found to obtain life? The narrow road and the small gate.
The Greek word for ‘narrow’ is ‘thlibo’ meaning: to press hard upon. The narrow road is hard pressed it is not easy to find and difficult to walk on.
The Greek word for ‘small’ is ‘stenos’ meaning strait: a narrow and sometimes dangerous passage that connects two larger bodies of water.
The small gate is a narrow passage between two large kingdoms, the world’s and the kingdom of Heaven. It’s a very narrow and difficult to navigate suggesting [Read more…] about “LORD, LORD,” PART II Not every Christian is a Christian.