Do Not Enter

“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 

When out and about you will likely encounter a “Do Not Enter” sign.

There are three possible choices and which one you pick tells a lot about your personality.  

The first type of person will obey it blindly.  If that is you, you are probably someone who follows every rule put in place, be it at your home, work, or out in the community.  

The second type of person is the one who questions the sign.  They want to know why they can’t go in there and more importantly, what will happen if they do. They think that there is probably something good on the other side, something that they are unfairly being denied.

The third group will go out of their way to violate the rule.  A DO NOT ENTER sign is an invitation, a dare to invade the one place that you are not supposed to be.  If nothing bad happens, that emboldens them and will make them continue in their actions.  If something does bad happens, this group will refuse to acknowledge that the two actions are related.

Today’s verse talks about two paths, a path to salvation and heaven and another leading to hell and eternal separation from the loving God that created you.  We don’t even have to guess which path is which.  The Bible tells us that the wide one has the biggest “DO NOT ENTER” sign you can imagine.  Every action of ours moves us down one path or the other.

The good news is that we can change directions whenever we want!  All we have to do is repent and call on the name of Jesus and we will find our way on the narrow road that will lead us to the small gate.

Where are your actions taking you today?

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