by Frank Pollard

Matthew 7:13-14
The most crucial word of all about the choices of
life was spoken by our Lord Christ: "Enter in through the
narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road
that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to
life, and only a few find it." (Matthew 7:13-14. NIV)
Here he confronts us with one of life's supreme facts:
"Our destiny is determined by our decisions." Hence comes
this question:
Where will the road you are now travelling take you?
Have you noticed, in reading the Bible, that Jesus talked
more about the way to heaven than about heaven itself?
He spoke more of the road than the destination. He under-
scores a fact often overlooked: We need not only to know
where we want to co, we need to know if the road we are
on will take us there! A question well repeated is this:
"If you get where you're going, where are you going to
Christ said there is a narrow gate that opens to life
and there is a narrow road leading to that gate. Even
though the road is narrow it is not crowded because few
people travel it. He also said there is a vast multi-laned
high speed freeway leading through an equally wide gate.
However, once through that gate the road ends and beyond is
A newspaper item told of the strange death of a young
man. Driving at hiah speed down a road one night, he crashed
through a barrier and was crushed at the bottom of a deep
gorge. The bridge across the gorge had been torn away
to be replaced by a new one. This tragedy was compounded
by the fact that the young man worked with the crew that
was building the new bridge. He should have known better
but he did not. Apparently he thought he was on another
road. What appeared to him to be a "highway of happiness"
was instead one of death.
Hundreds of years before Christ, the author of Proverbs
observed unsuspecting people barreling down that road to
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