Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV) "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 who find it.
What Truth is Revealed? Jesus tells us that the gate that leads to eternal life is both “narrow” and “difficult.” Narrow points to the fact that salvation is found in Jesus and no where else. It is exclusive and narrow. The gate is also difficult to find. Why would this be true? The gate is obscured by the deception of the Enemy; avoided because of the depravity of human nature; and ignored in lieu of the sin that calls to us, like a moth to the flame.
What is the Command/Wisdom or Promise? Jesus’ mission is to save us; therefore, He calls us to “enter by the narrow gate.” Both Jesus and the early Apostles made it clear that Jesus was the exclusive gate that leads us to eternal life and relationship with our Heavenly Father. (John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”) (1 Timothy 2:5: For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus)
What Does This Mean to Me and What Action Should I Take? Just like everyone else I have a choice to make. Enter the narrow gate and follow Jesus; or, figure it out on my own. There is a problem if I “do my own thing.” According to Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” It is my confession that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life; and I have put my trust and faith in Him!
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As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.