The Lord Jesus in the sermon on the mount encourages the listeners to ask, seek and knock. (Matt. 7:7) Although we are often told in the scriptures to seek or ask God, it is very seldom any where in the Bible other than here, we are told to „Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.“ It seems to imply to knock on a door to gain access. It is as if Jesus is inviting us to knock on the Father’s Door ( see John 10:9) to be granted enterance into His kingdom, His plan, His story and life. Or even more Jesus encouraging us to knock on the door of His inner sanctuary to enter into His presence. In any case Jesus gives us a great promise when we knock, „… it shall be opened unto you.“
On the other end of the spectrum I’m reminded of another portion of scripture, where Jesus in doing the knocking, „ Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.“ (Rev. 3:20) Here He is outside knocking to gain enterance. It could be the door of a church or the door to a heart. The tragedy is when we are too busy, too bitter or too complacent to even be listening let alone open the door. But here too is a great promise, if we hear and open, He will come in.
In both passages of the scripture we can hear, God desires to enter into our lives just as much as He desires us to enter into His!
So the question is, Who’s knocking?
— Gary A.