“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take.” Jeremiah 31:21
"Enter 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
Whenever we take a trip to a place we’re not familiar with, my husband, ALWAYS asks me to help him with the ROAD SIGNS and MILE MARKERS. This helps us to KNOW what ROAD we should take and how many miles we’ll have to travel on that road. This is similar to what God asked the Captives to do, as they traveled to Babylon. He wanted them to be SURE they were on the RIGHT ROAD, when they were released from captivity.
In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus tells us that, we SHOULD; “Enter 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.” If you are a TRUE BELIEVER, you SHOULD BE on the NARROW ROAD. And headed to an ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven, because you have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, and the RIGHTEOUSNESS you possess is a TRUE HEARTFELT RIGHTEOUSNESS, NOT JUST an OUTWARD APPEARANCE, like the Pharisees. There are some who THINK they can BLUFF God, by this FAKE RIGHTEOUSNESS, and they BELIEVE that they can take the WRONG ROAD, the WIDE ROAD, which leads to DESTRUCTION, and an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and instead of spending an ETERNITY in Hell, they will end up with an ETERNITY in HEAVEN. This WAY of thinking is TOTALLY WRONG!!!
One of the BENEFITS of being on the RIGHT ROAD, the NARROW ROAD is having a LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE. Like the Apostle Paul, when he was on the Damascus Road. In Acts 26:13, Paul says: “About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the ROAD, I saw a light from Heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions.” The Jesus spoke to Paul …”Now get up and stand on your feet, I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of Me.” This is when Paul’s CONVERSION took place. He took the RIGHT ROAD, the NARROW ROAD, because NOW he had a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God. Do you have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God? Are you SURE you’re on the RIGHT ROAD? If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you do NOT have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him and you are NOT on the RIGHT ROAD, but you are on the WRONG ROAD, the BROAD ROAD, which leads to ETERNAL DESTRUCTION. In order to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, and to be on the RIGHT ROAD, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have a LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE, because of a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God. Then ENTER the SMALL gate and take the NARROW ROAD to an ETERNITY in Heaven. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!