Christ the Door is part of a series of Teen Devotions which answer the question, Who is Christ?
7 Then Jesus said to them again,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who
ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear
them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and
will go in and out and find pasture.
John 10:7-9, NKJV
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6, NKJV
17 And He [Christ] came and preached peace to you [Gentiles] who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both [Jews and Gentiles] have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Ephesians 2:17-18, NKJV
What does that mean? In the three passages above we discover that
first, Christ is the Door; second, that Door leads us to God the Father;
and third, that Christ the Door is for everyone, Jews and Gentils
Often, God's children are compared to sheep, as in John 14, with Jesus being their Shepherd. As a shepherd, He is their door of protection; their door of salvation. God's true sheep do not listen to the voices of the thieves and robbers who pretend to be their shepherd; the true sheep know the voice of their shepherd.
In John 14:6 we learn that Christ, our Door, leads us to God. Not only does He lead us to God, but He is the ONLY way to God. Man is religious by nature; history teaches us that he has sought God in many ways. Some have tried to reach God by being stoic or giving up everything they had to "pay" their way to Him. Others have seen God's works of creation and have worshiped them, like the Egyptians in the Bible who worshiped Rah, their sun god. Others believed that if they just led a good, moral life, God would accept them as they were.
John 14:6, however, teaches us that the ONLY way to God is through Christ. He is the ONLY Perfect One who could pay the payment to save us from our sins. According to Ephesians 2 this payment is the only payment for sin for everyone; no one has access to God any other way. In Old Testament times God worked mainly through His people the Jews, but in the New Testament this Door was opened to everyone, Jews and Gentiles alike.
Pray today that you would fall before Christ your only Door to God; He alone can save you from the death penalty for your sins.