I Am the Door
Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 1:1-10.
“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).
In this Scripture, Jesus tells a parable saying He is the door and those who enter by Him will be saved. He declares that those who don’t enter by the door into the sheepfold are thieves and robbers. Those who enter by the door are the shepherds of the sheep. The sheep hear the voice of their shepherd. He calls his sheep by name and leads them.
The sheep follow their shepherd because they know his voice. They won’t follow strangers because they don’t recognize their voices. In fact, they will flee from strangers. In verse seven Jesus tells them, “I am the door of the sheep.” He says all those who came before Him were thieves and robbers. The sheep didn’t hear them because they didn’t know their voices.
Jesus warns them saying that the thief comes to kill, steal and destroy. Then, He comforts them by saying, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” We are to beware of the thief and listen for the voice of Jesus who calls us to enter the door to eternal life.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Things to think about:
- What is a door’s purpose?
- How does the Shepherd lead His sheep?
- How do sheep react to strangers?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture where we learn that Jesus is the door of the sheep. Help the sheep to hear His voice and follow Him. Help us not to listen to any other voice but His. Help us to have the abundant life that Jesus died to give us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Bible Verse for Journaling or Memorization:
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