It’s a Tight Fit

Have you ever tried to wear something, but you discovered that your frame is bigger than the clothing (or the clothing is smaller than your physique depending on perspective)? Or maybe you had to try to squeeze into a space that is smaller than you are?

When I pastored my first church, I had a man in the church who told a lady that she would not go to Heaven because she was fat. His biblical premise is that the way to Heaven is the narrow gate. While he was correct about the way to Heaven being narrow, it doesn’t prohibit overweight believers from entering.

The way to Heaven is a tight fit. You can give tons to charities, warm a pew every times the church doors are open, and pray beautiful prayers. You may even be able to quote tons of Scripture. You can do all that and still go to hell. Why? Because Jesus is the only Way (John 14:6). We must place our faith and trust in Him to wash away our sin. The road to hell is broad, but the way to Heaven is such a tight fit that nothing but Jesus will get you there. No amount of greasing up your skin can get you through.

6 thoughts on “It’s a Tight Fit

  1. “I had a man in the church who told a lady that she would not go to Heaven because she was fat. His biblical premise is that the way to Heaven is the narrow gate.”

    Was this actually spoken by a Christian? Heavens to mergetroy.

    In related news, I noted last fall that my clothes were becoming more awkward to fit into. I checked a scale and noted my weight had ballooned. I then checked my driver’s license and, sure enough, I’d turned 35. Time to hit the gym.

    Makes me recall, though, that a believer can have spiritual fat on him, too. Hobbies that waste time, shame that bears down on one’s shoulders, spiritually idle thoughts that derive from prideful intellect rather than humble repentance (2 Tim. 3).

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