Narrow Minded


R. L. Whiteside wrote, “Narrow-minded? Well, a person’s mind should be narrow enough to shut out everything but the truth, and broad enough to accept all truth.”

How true a statement this is! Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). He said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Finally, He said in John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” It is through God’s precious words that we obtain our freedom and receive the gift of eternal life. Are we narrow-minded? I hope so, because the truth is the trail of bread crumbs God left behind that leads the lost home.

Don’t be so narrow-minded that you ignore the signs on the trail that read, “This way to eternal glory.” Do not remain slaves to sin, unclean before God, and forfeit eternal rest. Keep you mind open enough to accept the truth that sanctifies and sets you free.

The road of truth may be narrow, but it is broad enough to accommodate everyone who desires to make the journey on it.

Kyle Campbell