In the closing section of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus states in Matthew 7:13: Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few (v14).
Here we find the gospel application: There are two ways, there are two kinds of people, two kinds of foundations, two kinds of fruit. One path leads to destruction and eternal separation from God, The other eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Which path are you on? The wide gate includes all religions of works and self-righteousness, with may ways but leads to hell. The narrow gate is constricted and precise and represents God's salvation plan through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It is by faith only in Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life ( Ephesians 2:8-9).
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart thanking You for opening the door to my heart so that You may come in and dine with me. You have made me new and whole again. You have covered me with your righteousness and by your stripes I am healed. May You forgive your servant for sinning against You. My life is in Your hands and I am protected by Your great strength from the evil that would take this life from me. It is by You that I see Your wonderful works. It is by Your grace that my eyes are opened to the things of God. It is by You that I am able to feel the overwhelmingness in my heart that worships You. May my prayer be acceptable to You. May it please my God and my Savior. I pray for those around me that do not know You. I pray for those who are thinking about making the decision to ask you to forgive them and acknowledge you as their Lord and Savior to do it today. Do it today while there is still today. It is in Jesus name I pray, amen.