The Narrow and the Broad
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Having grown up on the farm, and driving tractors as a young boy, we learned very quickly the importance of determining the width of a gate – ahead of time! You did not want to get a disk caught in the fence because you weren't paying attention in driving through a gate that turned out to be to narrow! The broad gates were a piece of cake, since you didn't need to pay attention as much.
We are admonished in Scripture to enter by the narrow gate. We need to pay attention to which gate we enter. The broad ones take little thought and many pass through without thinking as they flow along with the crowd. After all, “everyone thinks this way, everyone is doing it.” The end result is “the disk is caught in the fence!”
Only a few find the narrow gate and the narrow way – Drive dead center through that narrow gate and you’ll be fine.