Knock, and it will be opened to you (Mt.7:7).#1. “Keep on knocking.”

Knock, and it will be opened to you (Mt.7:7).#1. “Keep on knocking.”

Whatever place, possessions and possibilities await you beyond that door, none of it will be yours unless you knock.

Access is by means of alerting the doorkeeper to your desire to enter in. The sense is to ‘keep on knocking.’

Many may approach the door, many may know what they want, but many may lack the will to boldly persevere until the door opens. Talents are multiplied unto those who use them in faithful service to Jesus. Investment in the Kingdom is beyond those doors.

Beware of distractions. The sense of a strong desire to enter into the will of God may be but a short-lived whim. A wish for new opportunities motivated only by a present lack of direction. If the door that leads to eternal life is narrow, we must expect the same of the doors leading to righteous service along the way.

The spread of the gospel and the strengthening of the church was the lifework of the apostle Paul. He called upon the brethren to pray that he could continue that work.

Though incarcerated, Paul was knocking that a door of service would open:
“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains” (Col.4:3).

It is no less our lifework. No less our daily desire that God open a door of service. And no less our duty to keep on knocking despite our circumstances.

John Staiger


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