“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
John 10:9 (KJV)
Jesus tells His hearers some very special facts about following Him. He calls Himself the door-the entry way through which they can gain access to God.
He continues. When the people would enter His presence, they are saved—delivered from their sin.
“To describe something of what entrance to God means, Jesus uses a well-known Jewish phrase. He says that through him we can go in and come out. To be able to and go unmolested was the Jewish way of describing a life that is absolutely safe and secure.”1 I found this thought interesting.
“When a man can go in and out without fear, it means that his country is at peace . . . and that he enjoys perfect security. “2 Wow!
Does this mean that we can experience spiritual peace by focusing on faith instead of fear? Can we live our lives and enjoy the security of having Jesus guide us as we venture into areas of life that we have not entered?
The answer to the above questions is; yes, we can. When we give our hearts to the Lord, we can rely on Him for our needs.
1. The Daily Study Bible by Wm. Barclay John, Vol. 2 page 29
2. Op. Cit.
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