I’m so glad you stopped by. We’re going to explore what Jesus meant by the ‘broad’ and ‘narrow’ roads.
(Note: A video will be forthcoming to give you the chance to hear about the topic.)
In my last post I explored a little bit about the word ‘go’ that Jesus used in The Great Commission. I discussed the reason why I wanted to start a narrative, or a culture if you will, addressing the importance of winning souls to Jesus Christ. I called it ‘a dire need in my own life’ as the reason for starting the Soulwinnersr.us website in the first place.
But a dire need in my own life doesn’t even come close to the importance of addressing the dire need in the lives of others. You might say, “I don’t have a dire need to come to Christ. I’m just fine the way I am. I’m sure that I’m good enough to go to heaven.” But are you really just fine the way you are, and are you good enough to go to heaven?
Jesus’ statements in Matthew 7:13-14 about the ‘broad’ and ‘narrow’ roads have always troubled me greatly. I am drawn to stories about people . . . people that are famous, people that have almost unparalleled talent in various fields, whether it be sports, writing, art, acting, and many other fields. I wonder about these talented people most likely going down what Jesus calls the broad road to ‘destruction’ where so ‘many’ others go. The thought haunts me and I can’t go there often.
I am inclined instead to try to think more about the other road to ‘life’, even though Jesus said it is ‘narrow’, and that ‘few find it’. The question lies in the following: How bad is the destruction that Jesus talks about? On the other hand, how good is the life that Jesus talks about?
I’m not even going to explore all the places of the Bible that talk about these. You can explore them yourselves. After all you are the one that has to make the final decision about which road to go on.
See you next time,