Jesus speaks of entering through the narrow gate. What does He mean by that? Enter where? What do you think He is saying? As Jesus speaks in this passage, the Word of God tells us that He is talking about entering into the life of a Christian where we will eventually end up in heaven with God. So, the way to become a Christian and to go to heaven, is an invitation to all and God wants all to respond. But, Jesus says eventually few will follow Him and enter through this “narrow gate” even though it is open to all people.
The concept of “narrow and small” are His way to say it takes a lot to make a decision like that to follow Him. It will be costly for all who do follow and not everyone is willing to pay that high of a cost. Now when I say “cost” I am not talking money, for the salvation that Jesus offers is free. The problem is that the way of salvation will cost you everything you have; you will have to give up what you want in life and surrender to all Jesus has planned for you, your desires for His desires. So, narrow and small describes how hard that is for people to surrender to Christ and the cost it will be for them if they follow Him.
The narrow road will have few who will travel it, for we know that there are those who want an easy life without having to sacrifice what they want to become what God desires for their lives. Narrow is a word that gives a good description in relationship to the wide or broad road on which the lost person will walk.