“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 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 10:7-9)
Today’s Morsel: I’ve noticed that the admission fees to get into the places that I want to see or visit are getting pricier. But when I ask why, no one seems to be able to give me an answer. We hear a lot of jokes about the apostle Peter being at the pearly gates letting people in, but I’m not sure that this is the case. Jesus said I am the door. That means the only way in is by Him. He told Nicodemus, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). That’s the admission charge; no one will just be able to waltz into heaven without being born again. You can’t pay an admission fee for yourself or someone else to get in.
Sing: I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter his courts with praise. I will say that this is the day that the Lord hath made, I will rejoice for he has made me glad. He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for he has made me glad. He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for he has made me glad.
Thought For Today: You can’t pay for anyone to get into heaven.