Re:Verse reading–Matthew 7:1-27 (day four) “The gate is small and the road narrow that leads to life, and only a few find it” (vs 14) It is something that we “know” if we are honest with ourselves. More people talk about being Christian than actually are, and the really narrow gate is obedience rather than doctrine “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (vs 24) Not everyone who hears the Lord puts what they have heard into practice. The shocking truth of Matthew 7 is that all of these people are “Christian” in name and reputation. They are false prophets. They are trees without fruit. They are people who call Jesus Lord (even prophesy in His name) but do not obey Him. Christ is being honest. We should be honest too–about ourselves, our families, our nation. It will help us pray.