27. The Door - John 10:9
27.. The Door – “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9
Jesus is the door or the "sheep-gate". Shepherds keeping watch over their flocks would often make a pen for the sheep out of shrubs or stones. The shepherd would use his own body to block the opening. He was the sheep-gate or door that would keep the sheep in the safety of the pen and keep out the wild animals who would harm the sheep.
Jesus is the doorway for us to enter to the Father. He keeps out those who are cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars (Re 21:8). He allows those who have their name written in the Book of Life to enter in.
I praise God for Jesus, the door to eternal life. May God bless you as you enter into his fold.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Lord Almighty, Thank you for Jesus the door to eternal life. I praise you for my Good Shepherd. Please help me to live for you each day. Help me not to get dragged down by all the problems of life but to remember the hope that I have. In Jesus' name, AMEN!