Christ, the DOOR
This gate which leads into my friend's garden, becomes our teacher too, it is low, it is narrow; and "strait is the gate, and narrow the way, that leads unto life, and few there are who find it." We pass through it, and are preserved by it from intrusion; nor can we enter into the church of God, or pass into the world of glory — but by Jesus. "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)
This door excludes all who reject God's method of salvation, who trust in self-righteousness, or indulge in sin. It admits every penitent, broken-hearted sinner, who flies to it for refuge from the wrath to come. "The door" is...
too narrow for the Pharisee,
too low for the proud,
and too pure for the unholy.
O "Door of the sheep!" Daily admit me to the pastures of your love, and let me drink of the rivers of your pleasures!
He is The Door! I'll enter in;
Behold the pastures large and green.
A paradise divinely fair,
None but His sheep have freedom there!
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