MONDAY, MARCH 29
So, Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.”
John 10:7 (NASB)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 (NASB)
Years ago, on the show “Let’s Make A Deal” the host, Monty Hall, would try to get the contestants to trade something they had already won for something they could not see. Something that was hidden behind door number one, door number two, or door number three. Sometimes, when they chose to trade what they already had for that which they could not see, they ended up with a gag prize that was totally worthless. However, there were times when their gamble paid off big.
In the sermon, Cole reminded us Jesus Christ is the promised door to abundant life. Jesus is asking people to trade their old sin-filled lives for a life that is brand new in Christ. Jesus used the example of a door on a sheepfold to illustrate His place in our lives. A sheepfold was a circular wall about 10 feet tall with a single opening that served as a door. When Jesus claims to be the door, He is referring to His rightful privilege to lead God’s people. The door represents messianic authority. Jesus was the right person, born in the right place, arriving at the right time, summoned from the right country, and attended by the right sign. And in John 10:10, Jesus taught the door led to “abundant life.”
What are some other doors you’ve tried to go through in search of abundant life? What part of the abundant life that Jesus promises is most appealing to you?
According to Philippians 4:19, “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Praise God for promising to supply all your needs based on His riches. Thank God for showing you the door to abundant life.