Don’t Follow the Crowd
by the Rev Paul Seiler
A scientific magazine published an article concerning a certain species of alligator. Being lazy beasts, alligators seldom hunt for their dinner, they just lay in wait for their unwary victims to come to them. They lie near the bank with open mouths, acting as if they are dead.
Soon flies begin to alight on their moist tongues, and several other insects gather. This crowd attracts bigger game – a lizard will crawl up to the alligator to feed on the bugs; then a frog joins the party. Presently a whole menagerie is there; then there is a sudden earthquake “WHAM” the giant jaws come together and the party is over!
Here is the lesson: Don’t be lured by large groups of people. Remember, the crowd is always found on the “broad way.’ Usually only a small number can be found walking along the “narrow way.” Most people take the easy path; it is so easy going with the crowd. Christians are those who enter by the narrow gate and travel the narrow way unto salvation.
Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few there are that find it. (Matt 7:13-14)