Daily Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:19-20 KJV
Revelation 3:19-20 KJV
(19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
(20) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Today’s Devotional Is KNOCK AT THE DOOR
CHRIST KNOCKS at your door when His Judgments have entered the earth. It is not difficult to believe that God has appeared to shake the earth. This is the day of the Lord, when all who are proud or haughty will be judged, upon the cedars, the oaks, and upon the high mountains, and the elevated hills. It is at this time that He draws near to us to reassure (Isa_2-21; Joe_3-16).
The day before the destruction of the Cities of the Plain, Abraham came to Abraham’s tent and ate his food. He also promised Sarah assurances that the Divine Purpose would unfold. Abraham stood before the Lord and was ready for the tragedy of tomorrow. He was allowed to have an intimate conversation in which he appeared to be possessed by a passion and righteous dealing with God.
Fear not the future, but be open to Him who calls. He came to share the dark hours with you, just as a mother would run to her child’s bed when there is a sudden storm.
Christ knocks on our doors when we’re preparing for a great task. If you’re going on one of His errands and encounter opposition or misunderstanding, it is likely that you will not be received. You say, “Send by whom Thou wills send, but not by me.” You plead with Jeremiah: “I am a child, and I cannot speak.” You must face the world with arms, just like the Apostles. When such times occur, the Lord is at your side to encourage and inspire. The Lord stood beside Paul on the night that followed the Sanhedrin upheaval, when Paul was almost torn to pieces. He said, “Be of good cheer!”
Christ knocks on our doors when we are grieving. All of us know the pain of longing for “the beloved ones” and how difficult it can be to reach them by word, gesture, token, gesture, or kind words. In the sunset, the ship’s masts sink below the horizon and we return to our homes. You can expect a gentle knock at your door. He who visited Bethany in the wake of Lazarus’ death, so He could share His sorrows with the sisters, will most likely knock on your door and offer to help you fill the gap.
PRAYER for Today
We are closer than you think. Our hearts will say, “Fear not, I am here with you, and I will help you.” All that we need to win the good fight and to make our journey joyful. AMEN.