Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. — Matthew 7: 13–14
Without effort it is impossible for human beings to make their way to God.
Human beings have the choice of a life with or without God. They must decide for the narrow gate and the difficult way, meaning
- They must be able to humble themselves before the almighty, omniscient, and ever-present God. They must be able to subordinate their will to His.
- They must pay heed to the teaching of Jesus, must not be thoughtless with regard to their neighbour, and must gladly fulfil the law of God.