Of course we all know that the above “narrow minded” ideas protect us, daily, from harm. Children who stick their fingers in electrical sockets are likely to be electrocuted. If police officers fail to prevent bank robberies, people are likely to die and money will be stolen. If surgeons fail to wash their hands before surgery, a host of pernicious diseases will be spread in the operating room.
When God designed the universe and all living things within it, He established very narrow limits within which all of these things work. In love, He has proclaimed wonderful truths and standards which will protect us if we follow them. It is He that has declared, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). He also declared the following: “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor…” (Exodus 20:12-17). In the same loving, “narrow minded” way, the Lord Jesus Christ declared, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Unless you worship Christ as God and Savior, asking Him for salvation from sin based on His substitutionary blood sacrifice, you cannot be saved! Christ said, “…strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14).
Are you one of the few whose feet Christ has established in the “narrow way?”
Old Paths Bible Chapel meets at 107 East Calvert in Karnes City. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10 a.m. Family Bible Hour begins at 11:15 a.m. Please call 830-780-4440 or 830-865-3065 for more information.