Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it. Matthew 7:13-14 HCSB
While traveling in Israel our guide pointed out a type of door that was used in Biblical times. It is a door with another door within the first door. The large wide door was used to move animals in and out easily, but the narrow door within the larger door was used for people but kept the larger animals inside.
Jesus used the illustration of a wide and narrow gate to describe the path to heaven. He may have been referring to this type of door with which the people would have been familiar. Jesus made the point that each person has a choice to make. The majority of people will select the easier, wider path that does not lead to God. Christians are called to follow the narrow path of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He is the only way to God (John 14:6).
Challenge: The wider road leads to death, while the narrow road leads to life. Follow the narrow path and find the abundant life that Jesus refers to in John 10:10. The narrow road may be more difficult at times but it brings eternal life.