25th February 2019

Which Road Do I Take?

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few which find it.”
Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV)

In a famous poem written by Robert Frost he writes about two roads:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that made all the difference

The two roads that Robert Frost mentioned in his poem should remind us of the word of Jesus in Matthew 7 above. Robert Frost stood and pondered which road to take. Finally, he took the road less travelled. When God calls a person, they too have a choice to make—the broad road or the narrow road. The header scripture says that the broad road leads to destruction but the narrow road leads to life.

What do we know about the wide gate and road/way? Jesus said that it is wide and broad—it can easily be seen, it can look attractive, and people are drawn to it. It’s not that difficult to walk this road, it a very easy road, but Jesus said that it leads to destruction.

God has called and is calling people to walk the narrow (gate) road. What do we really know about the narrow way? Jesus said it leads to God’s kingdom/Life but that it is difficult to enter and there will not be many who go that way at this time. When God calls a person there should be no pondering, but we should say, ‘Lord; I’ll follow on the road you lead me onto.’

The poem says taking the less travelled road made all difference. Yes, this road that God is calling people to walk will be worth it in the end. In Ephesians 1, those who answer the call of God to travel the narrow road (strait gate) are promised a hope and inheritance in glory through the power of Christ, because of His sacrifice. Let’s stay on the road less travelled, the spiritual road that makes all the difference!

Eternal Father, thank you for the spiritual road you have provided for your people to travel. May we always stay on that narrow road that leads to life eternal. In Jesus’ name.

Study by Dennis Payne

About the Author:
Dennis Payne attends the North London Congregation of the Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion International London
Indian YMCA
Mahatma Gandhi Hall
41 Fitzroy Square

Meeting Time:
Saturday 2:30pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Barry Robinson
Email: london@gracecom.church

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