“Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many will enter through it.” (Matt 7:13) This is not the way of the kingdom! The way of the kingdom leads to life. It is small, narrow, and few will find it.
The Warning of the King:
13“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 (Matt 7:13-14, NIV).
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). Jesus alone mediates between God and man, for He alone gave Himself as a ransom (1 Tim 2:5). There is no other way to enter or gain access to God.
The Rescue of His Kingdom:
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him (Matt 7:7-11, NIV).
Jesus taught His disciples to ask, seek, and knock for the way that leads to life, the kingdom. Asking for the kingdom results in receiving it. Seeking the way of the kingdom results in finding it. Knocking on doors to gain the kingdom results in access to it. Only a few people are willing to choose the way of the kingdom over the way of this world. Many people are willing to ask for health and wealth, to seek comfort and pleasure, and knock on every door that opens to riches. However, only a few will choose to ask, seek, and knock for the way of life, the kingdom.
We are part of the few who have heard the call of the King, so that we may ask, seek, and knock for His reign in our lives until the many who have not heard, hear! What are you asking, seeking and knocking to receive, find, or access? Are we asking, seeking, and knocking for the reign of Christ in our lives? The lost world needs us to be!