Why Did Jesus Come to Earth? Part 7

Each one of us comes to a Y in the road of life when we begin to think more deeply about the meaning of life.  We may ask questions like, why am I here, does life have any real meaning or purpose, what happens when I die,  is their really a God, if so what is He like?

    The Bible describes this Y in the road of life in Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

    As we come to the Y in the road we will find that the road to the left is the broad road and the road on the right is narrow road.  It is obvious that the narrow road to the right is the road less traveled.

    There are many “average” people on the left road (have regular jobs, have families that they love, go to ball games, may volunteer at schools and hospitals, help people with flat tires, go out of their way at times for others, eat at McDonalds, help a neighbor in trouble, put their hands over their heart when pledging allegiance to the flag, and may attend church, etc.) that is, they are what we may call average and probably good citizens.

    People on the left road have good and bad times and sometimes make sacrifices for others, but they are mainly devoted to finding happiness and fulfillment in life. Those on this road rely on some type of God (are dependent on something to help them), such as the success in business, the desire to be rich or well off, a philosophy of some type, the desire for respect and to be looked up to, fame and fortune, children that excel, sex, drinking, drugs, to name a few.  They are constantly pursuing things that promise the happiness, purpose, pleasure and fulfillment they desire, but each thing that draws their attention will at some time give out. Each new pursuit promises much but in the end, delivers little.  They wonder through life always hoping that they will find lasting fulfillment or something to help fill the emptiness they feel at times, but they are looking in the wrong places. All pursuits that are not according to God’s plan for our life will eventually pinch off and fail.

    Those on the road to the left do not seriously deal with the question of Jesus Christ and His mission.  They will at times have the good sense to acknowledge God and try to appease Him, but their heart is not in the search for God and they will not find Him. They may be good people in many ways but they will not seriously considered their own eternal destination and their relationship to their Creator.

    Those who choose to travel the left road will one day find that this road leads to destruction. They will close their eyes in death and awake to the nightmare of eternal suffering. The tragedy is that they had the chance to live for God today, but instead turned their backs on the whole issue. The thing that is unforgivable about these people is that they reject and turn their backs on the immense sacrifice that Jesus made for them. For this rejection, they will pay an unbelievable price through out the unending expanse of eternity.