Contained within the New Testament are several references to doors. Let us notice a few.
A Door On Which To Knock
In His Sermon on the Mount, the Savior said, “…knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matt. 7:7). The idea is that there is a door on which we must knock to have it opened and receive the blessings on the other side. That is, we must seek the righteousness of God. It requires action on our part. We cannot expect the Lord to enter our lives against our will. Rather, the Bible says, “…the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17). We can rejoice in the promise that when we knock, “it will be opened” (Matt. 7:8).
A Door To Open
Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Rev. 3:20). What a sweet thought it is that the Lord of Glory is seeking to enter our lives. He is not just awaiting our action, but is Himself looking for a home in the hearts of men. He commissioned the proclamation of the gospel and through it He dwells in our hearts by faith (Matt. 28:19, 20; Eph. 3:17; Rom. 10:17). Let us open the door to the Master.
A Door To Enter
Jesus is the door of the sheep (Jn. 10:7, 9). It is through Him and by Him that one may enter the flock of God. Being a part of that flock entitles us to blessings that others in this world do not enjoy. For instance, we can call on God as our Father (Gal. 4:6). The Son of God is the only way to go to the Father; to become His child (Jn. 14:6). There are not many doors—Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, Joseph Smith—only One, Christ. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Will you knock, open, and enter?