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The Choices We Make

Read | Matthew 7:13-14

On a wide six-lane freeway, it is easy to crowd lots of cars onto the road. Entering the highway is pretty easy since ramps feed into the right lane every few miles. Conversely, trying to stay on a narrow sheep path from the pasture to the barn forces you to walk slowly with one foot directly in front of the other. The sheep path is a picture of the narrow way—God’s way—while the wide, six-lane thoroughfare illustrates the broad way—that is, Satan’s road to destruction.

The broad way is as crowded as an expressway at rush hour. The majority of people choose this road because they love what it has to offer: no restraints on anything they want to try. Whatever brings pleasure, power, or prosperity is welcomed and practiced. God, the Bible, and church may be tolerated for a while but will eventually be supplanted in the heart of the traveler on the broad road. That’s to be expected, since everything is embraced here—all philosophies, all belief systems, all the passions of men and women, and all habits promoting the idea of free choice.

As wonderful as all that tolerance and license may sound, however, the broad road is also the way of disappointment. No matter what the world promises, it will not ultimately satisfy, because the broad way is an illusion. The flesh may be appeased temporarily, but the human heart cannot find peace on that road. Nothing the world thinks up or creates can fill the place in our hearts that God made only for Himself. True fulfillment through the Lord is found only on the narrow path. Tomorrow we will see what is required to walk there.

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  • April 08, 2013 08:38 AM

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    SO TRUE !
  • April 08, 2013 08:23 AM

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    I will take the narrow path. I want to be with God
  • April 08, 2013 07:34 AM

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    Thank you..I love starting my day with Dr.Stanley's morning devotional,it really helps me to stay focused on whats really important in my life.Praise God,for this and ministries like this who help me to learn how to walk in obedience,one day at a time.
  • April 08, 2013 07:18 AM

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    I heard it said that the broad road and the narrow road are actually the same road. It is the direction in which you are walking. We as Christains are walking the "narrow" road that leads to life. As we are walking we are coming in contact with the folks walking the broad road and we are witnessing, telling them about the Saviour.
  • April 08, 2013 06:44 AM

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    I pray every day that he is the master of the wheel,I'am the clay.I place my self their so he may mold me.So that my feet stay on his path of in lightenment For me,I humble man be for God.Amen

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