Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. Matt. 7:13-14
The above Scripture is often misunderstood, and even this past week I heard a preacher use it to say that only a few people are going to heaven. This is not what this scripture is saying at all.
To be carnally minded is death, to be spiritually minded is life and peace. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
This narrow road, unfortunately is not traversed even by many believers, so even though they’re born-again and are saved, they’re on the wide and spacious road to destruction. Look around you, how different is the life of the average Christian you know from those of the people of the world. Some watch the same shows, battle the same addictions, are as gluttonous, as materialistic as envious and as lustful of the things of the world as the people of the world.
This I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. KJV
So I tell you, live the way the Spirit leads you. Then you will not do the evil things your sinful self wants. ESV
By choosing to walk/live by the Spirit we are inadvertently choosing to walk the narrow road. Remember, it’s the Holy Spirit in us who leads us into all truths. Trust and lean on the leadings of this beautiful Spirit of Wisdom.