The Door - Your Daily Forward Devotional

The Door

 

March 23

 

Read John 10:7-10

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

 

Reflect

Is it loving or narrow-minded to tell others that Jesus is the only way to God? Why?

 

During the pandemic, some stores locked all the doors except for one and had everyone enter through the one main door or else they would be denied entry. Many people grumbled about this, but it didn’t change the facts. If you wanted to get into the store, one door was open. You were allowed in, but it had to be through that door.

 

Now, imagine that you see a crowd of people lining up waiting to go through another door that you know is locked. There are a whole bunch of people who are going to be frustrated and upset when they discover that they were standing in a line that was going nowhere! They are going to be denied entry if they don’t choose the right door. What would be the loving thing to do? Leave them standing there wasting time and let them figure out they were wrong on their own, or kindly point out the only way into the store? The answer seems obvious in this scenario, doesn’t it?

 

But friends, there is a lot more at stake when it comes to eternity than just wasted time and frustrations. Sadly, people are lining up behind all sorts of beliefs that claim to lead to God and eternal life with Him. But someday, they are going to find out a devastating reality. They were wrong. They chose the wrong door and now the only way in is locked as well. They found out too late that all doors do not lead to heaven.

 

As Christians, we get called narrow-minded for our belief that Jesus is the only way to God and heaven. But we didn’t invent this idea. Jesus Himself said it. In today’s passage, Jesus said that He is the door that leads to peaceful pasture which is eternal rest—heaven! Everyone else who claims to be the way is lying. They are trying to steal and destroy souls. But if we enter through Jesus, THE door, our souls find an abundant and everlasting life.

 

In John 14:6, Jesus put it this way: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

 

Friends, the door is open for everyone but there is only one door. Jesus Christ. Don’t be led astray by those who seek to kill and destroy. When you see others lining up behind the wrong door, kindly tell them the truth. Jesus is the only way to the Father. There are human souls at stake. If we love people, we tell them the truth. Jesus is the door—the only way to God.

 

Pray

Jesus, I acknowledge that You are the only way to God the Father. Give me the courage to speak the truth in love to those you place in my path. I want the world to know that You are the door. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Yes Lord, You only are the Door through which I come in and go out and find pasture. Hallelujah!
We are changed from darkness to the light, we are a new in Christ.
Human nature is not fixed, and for this we should thank God day and night. We are still capable of change. Because of God, we can change our thinking, change our actions and change our lives. Jesus is the door, He has the final say.
May the Holy Spirit guide us to be alert and ready for any opportunity to plant or tend the Seeds of Faith. Wether by His Words, or by example.
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Right On!!!!!!! True That.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seems finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened" Matthew 7:8
"Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" Matthew 7:14
Lord, Everyday I mean to thank you for your abundant blessings. I know I fallshort. I ask you to help me focus on You always, to feel Your presence and to speak Your truth. In Jesus' name, Amen🙏🏽🛐✝️❤️✝️🛐🙏🏽
Father i thanks you for the door true understanding is the way through the door 🚪
*THANKYOUJESUS;FOR YOUR DOOR FOR OUR HEAVENLY FATHER;ONLY JESUS SHOWS THE WAY TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER; MYSELF & MY WHOLE FAMILY;SAYS THANKYOUJESUS;AMEN@
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
It is not always popular to be the one to share the Truth, but it is wise. If we are people-pleasers, then we are not showing them the Way.
What has helped me to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others is the verse...."if you deny me, I will deny you before My Father and His angels". I would rather feel uncomfortable or branded as a fanatic than deny the chance of sharing the "Author & Finisher of our Faith". The consequences could be eternal for them. Blessings, J
Amen
Yes Carolyn Exactly! The post card had a perforated edge to tear off and give to someone. I received it already gone. Praise God!
Yes Jesus is the door Amen
Amen ❤️🙏🏽
As St. Paul writes, those who need to hear his gospel are dependent upon someone to tell them of it. God might have sent angels but He chose to privilege us with that treasure and task. I have missed many opportunities to do so and must ask His forgiveness for so doing, But His grace is so abundant and His power so great that 2nd chances may come to us. I need to be prepared to seize them if He should grant them.
Thankfully, Jesus has enabled us to have a door or gate by which we can access the Father. I sometimes ask myself, is narrow minded to believe in something far greater than yourself? Is it narrow minded to believe in things that you cannot see, measure, calculate, or understand? Is it narrow minded to believe that you are part spirit than is indeed is eternal? “No,” it is not narrow minded. Our God created the universe by fiat and not one person on Earth can explain in depth what was before the exercise of His of divine Will to create the universe. It is Jesus Himself that calls us to abandon our will, closed hearts, and simple minds to trust in immense promise of future we cannot comprehend! Yes, it is this gospel we need help spread across the Earth...Praise be to God, Amen!
Jesus, You are the way, the truth, and the life, no one can enter into Heaven except by You. Jesus give me the words courage and wisdom to tell others the truth about the Only way to eternal life. Thank You for Your love and all that You do and have done for us. There not enough wti express my gratitude. I need You and love You. In Your name I pray, Amen.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
It is our task to help Jesus bring his sheep into his pasture. That is our purpose by which we give him glory. We don’t know who the sheep are until Jesus opens there hearts and eyes to his truth and his salvation. They need to know the truth which we need to share with them in words and acts of love. Jesus you are the door that leads to eternal life help us come to you and bring others with us. For your glory Jesus and our great joy. Amen
Amen
Amen! 🙏🏼❤
We need to be more pro-active in telling people about Jesus and what road they need to be on to find salvation. It is a command that we should take seriously! I have been less than that myself but now I am going to put an effort to let people know and they can decide for themselves if they want eternal life or not!!
AMEN
Amen
Jesus we love you!!!
Jesus please help us 🙏🙏🙏
Amen
Hi Maureen. I'm not sure of the card you are talking about. I might have gotten it yesterday.. just haven't had time to go through all my mail yet. (I see that I got something that said Jesus had risen) and there were 2 squares placed together, that could easily be divided) Are you saying that before you even received your card.. the one part was already torn off?? That someone who needed God's love actually took it before you could give it to someone??? That makes me want to cry with Joy. Someone found God through a card given to you. And you got that card because you are a member of Back to the Bible!!! Wow!!!!! Look at how AMAZING God is!!!! If I'm understanding you correctly... that is the Best Story of the Day!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless You!! 🙏💕😇
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Amen, thank you Jesus. Sometimes God uses us to send people we’ve never met or seen to Him. I received the beautiful Easter card from “backtothebible” On the reverse it said ..tear here at this end and give to someone you know. It was already gone. And you could see it was torn. Someone took it already. Someone who God called, someone who had eyes to see and no doubt will have ears to hear.
AMEN