The text makes it clear that God caused to grow in the garden of Eden two trees, “The Tree of Life” and The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” In other words, God set before Adam and Even two ways; the way of life and the way of death. If they had eaten only of the tree of life, they would have lived forever. God told them that in the day they ate of the other tree they would die. This was the origin of the two ways.
Introduction: We are all traveling one or the other of the two roads. That is why it is important that we be able to identify the road we are on.
Here’s why: Eternity has no beginning and no ending. Each individual soul enters into eternity at death. After death, they begin to live an eternal life, life without end. There are two ways in this life that lead to eternity. The way one travels determines his destiny. They of life and the way of death.
Listen to Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” So, what are the two ways?
The First is Straight and Narrow – Only those who go straight ahead can travel this road. At the end of this road is heaven. It is an upward way. To travel this road, one must continually press his way along. In fact, you cannot stop without going backward (backsliding), and you should know that all who travel this road are good people. Those on this road are declared to be few in number. This way leads to life.
That’s the first way.
The Second is Described as being Broad – This way is declared to lead to destruction. It is said that many are traveling this road. As a matter of fact, this road is broad and leads downward. It is an easy traveled road, and requires no resistance, no decision, no pressing along. Follow the line of least resistance and you are on the broad way. The crowds can always be found going this way. This is the way of death. Destruction awaits everyone who comes to the end of this way.
I don’t know about you, but since we are all travelers, you ought to be interested in knowing about the place you are soon to arrive.
This has been a food for your soul moment! Which way are you headed?