To enter and stay on the narrow path is no easy matter. All who enter this narrow path gain admittance to the “WAY” which “leads unto eternal life;” but all who enter not or discontinue on the narrow path are eternally barred from God’s presence. Many will take the easy way out.
The narrow path is not difficult because it has potholes, debris, or rocks on it. It is difficult because it is narrow and filled with specific and strict directions which must be followed through. The narrow path is more difficult than most Christians realize. This path is about self-denial, temptations must be resisted on a daily basis, keeping our bodies under subjection etc.
In contrast, the broad road is comfortable and many are walking this road. It is pleasant, enjoyable, and filled with friends. The broad road looks promising and prosperous at first, but if travelled for any length of time lead only to despair, defeat and death. Proverbs 14:12 tells us there is a way which seems right to a person, but its end is the way of death. Because of man’s finite wisdom and ability, his limited understanding of the facts coupled with his sinfulness, man simply cannot direct his steps. What seems right to him results in the way of destruction and death.