The Narrow Road – Insight From Poetry


I was exploring another blog in which I frequent. A rather interesting weekend assignment was put up too. That assignment was to share one of your favorite poems and perhaps share what it is about it that moves us.

I cannot tell you how glad I am that I did too. Recent crossroads in my life have left me feeling rather spiritually parched. The search through various poems that I have on my pinterest brought me to this particular poem by Robert Frost. “The Road Not Taken” moves me in various ways as it is a poem that seems to draw a rather fascinating picture of choices and where those choices can lead. When reading this poem I was reminded of various scriptural references in regards to the narrow way to salvation.

The Narrow and Wide Gates – Matthew 7:13 NIV (New International Version) 

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

The Narrow Door – Luke 13:22-30 NIV (New International Version) 

22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ 28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Highway of Holiness – Isaiah 35:8 NIV (New International Version) 

And a highway will be there;
    it will be called the Way of Holiness;
    it will be for those who walk on that Way.
The unclean will not journey on it;
    wicked fools will not go about on it.

The way is narrow. Not all of us will find it. Some of us who think we have, may indeed find ourselves far off. Pray with me today that God’s way is made clear in our lives and that perhaps somehow we might live it. The ways to sin and darkness are easy, believe me I know…I walk it more than I like or care to admit. Doing the right thing can be so difficult.

Be Blessed Today…


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