The Narrow Way By: Margaret R. Wilder

Scripture in Pictures

Scripture to ponder...
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. EPHESIANS 5:15-17 (NIV)
Matthew 7:13-27 says, “Enter through the narrow gate.
...SMALL IS THE GATE AND NARROW AND DIFFICULT TO TRAVEL IS THE PATH THAT LEADS THE WAY TO EVERLASTING LIFE, AND THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT.

Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it.

"Beware of the false prophets, teachers who come to you dressed as sheep appearing gentle and innocent,
But inwardly are ravenous wolves.
BY THEIR FRUIT YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM THAT IS, BY THEIR CONTRIVED DOCTRINE AND SELF-FOCUS.
Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?
Even so, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the unhealthy tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Therefore, by their fruit you will recognize them as false prophets

"Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven."

Many will say to Me on that day when I judge them,

'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name,
And done many miracles in Your name?’

And then I will declare to them publicly,

'I never knew you; depart from Me you are banished from My presence, you who act wickedly disregarding My commands.’
"So everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man who built his house on the rock.
And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house;
yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them...
will be like a foolish stupid man who built his house on the sand.
And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house;
and it fell—and great and complete was its fall.”
Don’t be under any illusion: you cannot make a fool of God!
A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows.
If he sows for his own lower nature his harvest will be the decay and death of his own nature.
But if he sows for the Spirit he will reap the harvest of everlasting life by that Spirit.
Let us not grow tired of doing good, for, unless we throw in our hand, the ultimate harvest is assured.
Let us then do good to all men as opportunity offers, especially to those who belong to the Christian household. GALATIANS 6:7 (JB PhilliPs Version)

Copyright: The Narrow Way, Margaret R. Wilder, 12.31.16

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