Set a Guard on the Doors of Your Life
We live in the day when those who are serving Christ have never had more opportunities and challengers than we have today. Along with these opportunities and challenges they are many temptations to draw us back to serving the world. When we look a these opportunities, challenges, and temptations we must look at them as doors. It is through a door that we enter into something. We also use doors to exit from something. Doors can lead to blessings. Closed doors can lead to missed blessings. As we look at doors Spiritually, we can understand that our eyes are doors, our ears are doors, and our mouth is a door. Whatever we allow in our eyes goes into the soul. We must deal with whatever goes into the soul before our God. Job, who was the wisest man in the East, declared:
"I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?" John 31:1
What Job was saying was, that which he did not look upon, he did not have to deal with later. If we guard our eyes, we can have a pure heart. All those who look at girly magazines set their thoughts on things that do not exist. Their lives become a fantasy, and they begin to judge all women by their delusion. Today the trash music, rock and roll (Christian or otherwise), acid rock, rap, and every other form of off beat music confuses the soul and greatly limits one's ability to think. We need to shut out the noise of the world, so we can hear the still, small voice of God. The same is true of our mouth. It, too, is a door. We can spew all kinds of trash out of our mouth - - - words that cut, wound, and kill. The all-wise Solomon wrote:
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof," Proverbs 18:21.
We will eat the fruit of whatever we speak. David cried before the Lord,
"Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." Psalm 141:3.
We need to set a watch before our mouth so the words that come out of the door of our mouth are edifying and healing. David also declared,
"Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in," Psalm 24:7.
If we open the doors of our hearts, then we have God's promise the King of glory shall come in. This is the same promise Jesus gave to John on the Isle of Patmos,
"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," Revelation 3:20.
This is not a salvation message. This is a Kingdom declaration. If we open our door, then the King of glory will come in and sup with us. Set a guard on the doors of your life, and eternity is yours.
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