Today’s Verse

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 7:13-14

Tuesday, May 31

Today is my Grandma Collins 104th birthday and I am in West Virginia to see her and to celebrate with her. She is in remarkable condition as she is only on oxygen and still loves to read, sit by a fire, or on the front porch and watch cars go by!

Back to our devotions… Jesus spoke of two paths in today’s verses. The first path mentioned is called the wide path.

This path is wide and broad. The way of the world is easy, attractive, inclusive and permissive. There are few rules, restrictions or requirements. This broad way is comfortable and popular but it leads to destruction.

“Destruction” means “ruin.” Life apart from Christ leads to ruin.

Those on this pathway think that because they are “good people” or because they go to church or have been baptized that God will tip the scales in their favor. Not so! Proverbs 14:12 says, There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

This path does not have a sign above it reading “This way to destruction” or “The Road to Hell.” If it did, no one would enter it. Still, this doesn’t change its reality.

Jesus tells us not to be fooled for the broad or wide path leads to ruin.

Weekly Memory Verse

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 17:3

"Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy."
- Warren Wiersbe

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