Jesus came that we might have eternal life, but he also came that we can lay hold on that eternal life now, that we can live the abundant life. For God’s children, there are two paths set before us – the strait gate and narrow way that leads to the abundant life; and then the wide gate and broad way that leads to destruction, misery, sorrow, and God’s chastisement. Let us choose to serve God in the strait gate and narrow way and experience the joys of the abundant life here in the kingdom of heaven.