Bible Study Moment

Matthew 7:13, 14 says “Go in through the narrow gate. The gate that leads to destruction is broad and the road wide, so many people enter through it. But the gate that leads to life is narrow and the road difficult, so few people find it.” As a child I was taught that this was talking about getting into heaven after death, but what if it really is talking about life here and now; like the Beatitudes earlier, or the peace that passes understanding that Paul wrote the Philippians about in Philippians 4, or the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22, 23 – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, or in John 10 where Jesus says he came so that his sheep could live life to the fullest.

Mark Phillips