Choosing the Narrow Path

“And the angels who did not keep their own position but abandoned their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains in deep darkness for the judgment on the great day.” – Jude 1:6 

In the book of Jude, verse 6 provides a powerful insight into the origin of hell. It speaks of angels who abandoned their proper dwelling, being held in eternal chains in deep darkness for judgment on the great day. This verse reveals a profound truth: hell was created for those who reject God’s plan and design. 

Lucifer, once the star of the morning, chose rebellion, and the consequences were severe. The same fate befell the angels who followed him. It’s a stark reminder that hell is a place designed for those who turn away from God’s purpose. 

Yet, the gravity of this truth extends beyond fallen angels. When we, in our sinful rebellion, choose the wide path, we echo the actions of those angels. Our unaddressed and unconfessed rebellion against God can lead to eternal separation from Him. The wide path, filled with worldly allure, can easily entice us away from the narrow way that leads to life. 

Here’s the crux: hell, as real as it is, was not designed or intended for us. It was created for those who rejected God’s divine order. However, the sad reality is that today, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, will draw their last breath and step into eternity. According to the latest estimates, approximately 150,000 people will die worldwide on this day. What makes this poignant is that, according to Scripture, the majority of these individuals will face the harsh reality of eternal separation from God. 

As followers of Christ, this truth should stir a deep sense of urgency within us. The narrow path, though challenging, leads to life. It’s a call to share the message of salvation, to extend a hand to those still walking the wide road, and to live in a way that reflects the transformative power of God’s grace. 

So, let this be a solemn reminder. While hell is real, you, as a believer, are not destined for it. In gratitude for the salvation offered through Jesus Christ, let us carry the urgency of this message into our interactions and relationships. Today, as we reflect on the fate of those who reject God’s design, may our lives be a compelling testimony to the transformative power of choosing the narrow path. 

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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