King David opens up the beginning of Psalms with a mental image of two roadways, one leads to eternal life and the other one leads to eternal destruction.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. ~ Psalm 1:1-6
Jesus used a similar metaphor:
“Enter through the narrow gate. For each gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” -Matthew 7:13-14
How tragic that anyone should perish when Jesus left no question regarding how to inherit eternal life.
To inherit the gift of eternal life we must decide to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior from sin.
” I am the way, the truth, and no one comes to the Father except through me.”-John 14:6
~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill