Friday, July 22, 2011

Paths and Choices and Confusion

DAY 220

We live in a time that we can know so much. Read commentaries and opinions and they can all sound right. What is a Christian to do?

Matthew 7 is full of wisdom and Jesus teachings.
Verse 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

In the Greek the word for narrow means to press hard upon, constricted, narrow, straightened, to trouble.

In other words - the narrow way is not easy. I am sure it doesn't follow the way of the crowd. Goes against the flow. is not noisy, but quiet almost hidden. A path that must be looked for. A path that the one on this journey of life must push past the brambles of public opinion, societies peer pressure, and must stop and question and listen for the Holy Spirit's direction. It will not be found or navigated in ease.

That being said - the chapter starts with the verse - 1Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Christianity is a very individualistic way of life. One God, One Way, One Spirit. Not to be walked out of compulsion or fear from another. And to keep us on the narrow path, He gave us His Word.

When the world gets too noisy and confusing, stop, seek the quiet, and the One who has the answers. Unity will come from the Spirit. For He is One and those in the Lord will be One together through Him.

Seek the Narrow way. Though it be hard, it is Life.

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