Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
Matthew20:25 “But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles domineer over them, and those in high position exercise authority over them. 26 It is not this way among you, but whoever wants to become prominent among you shall be your servant, 27 and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Many times the distinction between being someone’s ‘doormat’ and being ‘the doorman’ to assist others along their way, is very narrow. Even once the distinction is made, the desire to do it can be even more of a challenge.
However, Jesus warns us to “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
Showing Grace, mercy and compassion, in our Secular-Humanist world, can sometimes be mistaken for weakness. But, God’s Grace is unmistakable.
Listen to a few minutes of this introduction to a sermon by Pastor Trent Casto, senior pastor of Covenant Naples Church, Naples, Florida, as he recounts a picture of GRACE from the story and play “Les Mis” and relates that to the Truth of Scriptures. You will be moved. (with permission)
So, is it “Doormat” or “Doorman”? Either way, it takes great courage to follow Jesus and to be like Him, but, God repeatedly tells us to “Be strong and very courageous”, and then we will have good success!
Let’s join God and make this happen!
Your Brother and Friend,
Philippians 2: 5 “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature a God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature b of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”