Matthew 7:13-14 NIV 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.
In the gospel according to Matthew is where we find what has been known to be the sermon on the mountain. The writer starts out by encouraging the reader to choose the narrow gate, and then gives a vivid description of each gate. At first glance it would appear that the best gate is the broad gate because it is wider. Yet when you read further it is discovered that the reward for being on this road is destruction, and the narrow gate which may not be appealing leads to the road of life.
We have a choice whether life with Christ or destruction. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all on one of these paths. The good news is that if we are not on the narrow path that leads to life, we have a chance to get on the right road. The world can offer us temporary treasures, and at the end will prove to be destruction. God offers us eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16 NIV),