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 thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.


Everything was in perfect balance when God created the earth in the beginning. There was the perfect amount of moisture. Not too much heat, but just enough to bring life into being. Not too much sun, but just enough to keep photosynthesis alive and well. More importantly, the Holy Spirit was in perfect balance with mankind.


But then, as we know, the Word of God was preached in a way that was not balanced. Satan took the Word and preached it in a skewed and deceiving way. When it struck the mind of Eve, it caused a grain of doubt that threw the entire world out of balance.
God’s plan is never out of balance. He has everything just where He needs it, all the way from the President of the United States to your very own life. Although the world is out of balance, we should never allow ourselves to become imbalanced in the Word.


The Holy Spirit brings balance. Sometimes, we can be too harsh according to the Word; other times, we can be too lenient on the principles of Scripture. Only the Holy Spirit can lead you and guide you into all truth that is balanced and Godly.
Are you out of balance in your life? Are you too hard in some ways and too lenient in others? Let the Holy Spirit bring you back into balance.  


54-0404E - “God Has A Provided Way”

162  Friends, I've always tried to keep a balance of the road. You get way off on formalism, just as formal and ritualistic as they can be, people grab for that lot. Then if you don't watch, you'll get plumb off over on the other side, and be just as fanatic as you can be. But there's a middle of the road, where the true sound, sane Gospel is preached, and God moves in there, vindicating the truth. "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, but few there'll be that find it." All right.


Read the Bible in 1 year:

2 Samuel 13-15