Narrow Passage

PP NG“But,” said Christian, “are there no turnings or windings by which a stranger might lose his way?”

“Yes, there are many other ways, but they are all crooked and wide. That is how you can distinguish the right way from the wrong way; the right way is always straight and narrow.”

And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” Luke 13: 23-24

These can be intimidating words by our Lord when uncoupled from Scripture, but with understanding he is the way, he is the gate, he is the door, the verses become of great comfort. We must enter the Kingdom through Jesus, have our burden lifted and buried, be robed in his clothing, and his mark placed on our forehead. How cool is it though that Mr. Bunyan is calling Graceless, the main character of his story, Christian, before he has followed the narrow path to the cross?

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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7 Responses to Narrow Passage

  1. jameslantern says:

    @mtsweat thanks for answering,that question helps me understand where a certain christian is at in his/her journey and no i havent read the book

  2. Great inspiration. Blessings to you today. Thanks for connecting and following my blog.

  3. jameslantern says:

    mtsweat,i have a question,are you righteous?

    • mtsweat says:

      Hi James, and thank you for the all important question. My answer is yes, but I quickly add, not by my righteousness, but Christ’s. In this amazing tale by John Bunyan, this act of grace is seen when Christian comes to the cross, has his burden removed, and is given new clothing, Jesus’ righteousness. Have you read Pilgrim’s Progress our good friend? Blessings to you today.

      • jameslantern says:

        @mtsweat thanks for answering,that question helps me understand where a certain christian is at in his/her journey and no i havent read the book

  4. Scott Sholar says:

    I read Pilgrim’s Progress about 25 years ago.

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