Matthew 7:14 the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
As I was doing my daily walk today, just before I arrived home, I took this photo along the way and the sun was shining brightly at the end of the path but was overcast where I was. When I looked at it, this scripture came to my mind. It is such a perfect example of the word as it was a very narrow path that led to home. In my mind, the path has a name and it is “Jesus” or “Yeshua” for my Israeli friends. It is a very narrow path as Jesus Himself says, “No one comes to the Father (God – The Creator of all there is) except through Me.” He is the door and there is no other to that eternal never ending Kingdom.
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.
This is just a pix from my daily walk. I am walking everywhere around this new neighbourhood just to see pictorially where I live here in Jerusalem. This particular path leads downward toward a street below but as I looked, I thought, does that mean that sometime in the next hour or so that I will end up taking a lot of steps back up to where I live? But, the thought also quickly came to me from Jeremiah about what God has to say to the Jewish people; Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Thus, I continued on down many more steps and then a street going downhill but I continued and another street going still downhill till I got to a roundabout where I knew where I was then a very gradual long uphill till I was home again.
Going downhill is easy but most always leads to destruction in our earthly walk, I constantly have to keep looking up and believing the Lord has the very best for me in the end and as surely as I came to the bottom of self, the road always then goes favourably to get me home safely.
“Why is it so difficult to believe in a God of Creation rather than the Darwin theory or the proverbial ‘Big Bang’ theory? Or, we can just accept anything else that sounds good and plausible to us. Then maybe we can believe in anything that gives us credibility and follows whatever sort of idea we have come up with for this life that we live. As a true believer in this God of Creation I thought about this for a minute or two and as I look around at all that seems to be happening in the world and how dark it is becoming, I realized it is because believing in a God of Creation causes us to become accountable for our actions. Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; The majority do not want to be accountable to anything but ourselves. Just look at some of the statements being made today, “If it feels good, do it” or from a few years ago, “What, me worry”.
Unfortunately for those who hold that understanding, this God of Creation has authored a book which sets out some do’s and don’ts and there consequences. Oops, that puts us under a yoke of accountability as we can no longer just go our merry way doing whatever we want to do without accepting the consequences. We are back to my statements about seed-time and harvest and whatever you plant you shall reap. There is that terrible accountability again. The people during Noah’s day had the same outcome. We must face the truth of His word, if we are not following the Creators understanding, we shall reap our just rewards.