Are You Choosing The Narrow Gate?

The Narrow and Wide Gates

Are you choosing the narrow gate? Let’s get a better understanding of what that means by looking at a passage from the Bible. Today we’re in Matthew 7:13-14.

Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

The above is the first of four warnings given by Jesus as a caution to the lost about where they are headed. Take heed.

What is the difference between narrow and wide? Let’s take a look.


  • hard to find
  • small
  • narrow
  • The narrow way that leads to life is found only by faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


  • easy to find
  • wider
  • leads to destruction which means “a loss that produces utter ruin, perishing,”
  • In our example above, it refers to the loss of eternal life.

I am reminded of the old saying that goes something like this: “Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.”

Ask yourself this?

What’s easier and more popular? Looking at the above – the wide gate. 

But which one leads to eternal life according to Jesus? The narrow gate.

Are you looking for the narrow gate that leads to eternal life? I hope so.


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