Choose Wisely

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). There are several obvious observations that can readily be made: (1) there are two ways to live your life, (2) there is no middle road, (3) one is good, the other bad, (4) one is easy, the other difficult, (5) one contains the majority, the other a minority, and (6) you choose.

Accountability is an anemic commodity in our cultural market these days. It is too often the case that we see people duck responsibility with cries of foul for being treated with less than special immunity or emotions of incredulous disbelief. This is especially the case when the consequences of bad choices roll around and the piper must be paid.

All of the denial in the world doesn’t change the fact that we have a choice to make; and these choices we make will affect our eternal destiny. We must own our decisions in this life and take responsibility for them. We can choose the path less traveled, which is difficult and unpopular, or we can adopt the herd mentality and run with the lemmings down the broad path into an eternal destruction. Ultimately, the choice is ours to make.

The Bible raised up Moses as an example of one who chose wisely. In Hebrews 11:25, the inspired writer states that, instead of the plush, sinful life that was laid before him in Egypt, he chose “rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin.” The choice is yours; the consequences inevitable. Choose wisely.