Grace for all!

Is it not disturbing that many (not few or some but, many – maybe even the large majority) are on the road to destruction, that their end is hell?

That is the unambiguous observation the Lord Jesus made during His sermon on the mount in Matthew 7:13  – ‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

Such is the nature of the human race that we easily opt for the path of least resistance, the path that is trodden by the majority not thinking too deeply nor considering too seriously where it will end us up. Should we not be? The gate is wide  and the road that leads to destruction broad. It is chosen by many  because its entry point is more inviting  with its wide gate and its path more populated than that which leads to life. Both its welcome at the gate and its popularity within are hugely misleading and dangerously deceptive of its final destination. Yet many are sucked into it only to perceive their destination only when they have arrived and it is too late – nothing can be done to change the course of their direction. What a great tragedy!

It is prior to our arrival at our destination that we need to discern where we are heading for and change course if we are on the wrong path, on the path that leads to destruction – nothing less. Just because a road is more appealing and many are nonchalantly travelling on it does not make its destination right or where you would want to end up. If you have not yet done so, chose the right way, the Only way – Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

On the contrary, “…small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Did you hear that? …few find it!  Not many but few, almost a handful compared to the vast majority that chose to travel on the road that leads to destruction. For those of us who have found it, how privileged we are that the truth has been revealed to us!  And it is a privilege indeed freely given to us as it is not our own working or wisdom but simply the grace of a loving God who is rich in mercy (Eph 2:4,8) and deeply desires that all people come to the knowledge of this truth (1 Tim 2:3 – 4) giving us all the more reason to actively share the truth of the grace of God that has appeared to save all people – people of all races and backgrounds regardless of their current states and conditions they may be in (Titus 2:11).

It is deeply saddening and at the same time sobering for those who have chosen the way that leads to life as it is in our (mine and yours) hands to warn the many on the wide road leading to destruction of their destination before it is too late. It is our responsibility to, at every opportunity and chance that comes our way, warn people of the impending destruction that awaits them at the end of the road they are currently comfortably travelling on and the grace of God that has appeared to save all, absolutely all – if they are but willing to receive it:  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people…  (Titus 2:11) 

The grace of God that has appeared bringing salvation is for all and God’s express desire is for all people to come to the knowledge of this truth – no one is excepted, no one is excluded. But it takes for those on the narrow path leading to life to show compassion to those on the wide road leading to destruction to point them in the right direction and to the Only way – Jesus Christ.

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