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.
It would appear that these verses are suggesting that the things of this world that are popular are the very things that we should suspect as being the ideas and the ways we should avoid if we want the way that leads to life. Because something is favored by the majority is not reason, in and of itself, to believe and follow it.
Should we rely on correct behavior as dictated by the wisdom of the world or should be rely on the wisdom from the Word of God? That’s an intriguing question – one that many have never even considered when it comes to food and lifestyle. After all, what leads to life is the narrow gate. How do we find that gate?
First, consider the broad gate which leads to destruction. What is it that leads us to destruction? Sometimes we get advice that tells us to take vitamin and mineral supplements or to have an immediate surgery or to eat the rich foods that are so abundant in our world. It’s easy to just go along and have no thought about the things we feed our bodies or do to our bodies and we figure that if something happens to us we just go to a doctor and let him/her “fix us” with whatever method they prescribe. But this “broad gate” never gets us “fixed” it only takes care of the immediate complaint and the underlying problem still remains and will inevitably surface again possibly in some other way. As this cycle of “discover a problem – go get it fixed” continues the problems multiply and are more difficult to suppress.
If we have a desire for life then the narrow gate would be the direction in which we should go. Without any effort to discover the entrance to this narrow gate we will go down the broad path and destruction will be our outcome. That’s the problem… the narrow gate requires a little effort… it’s not automatic.
Unfortunatley, there are few who find the narrow gate even though the best way to nourish our bodies is known and can be followed with some good information used wisely and used continuously. Where does this information come from? The best source of accurate information is the Bible. It is not a health book but where it touches on food and health it is correct. We can see that more clearly now than we could in the past.
The more we learn from the discoveries made in observational science the more we understand the wisdom and positive results that we can get from the information we get from the Bible. What a great source of information it is. Find out what it says. Discover the narrow gate. Live a long life that has quality and value. It’s worth it. You’re worth it. Ask the Food Coach can help you discover that narrow gate that leads to life and improved health. The narrow path can be followed. Get ready to believe.