Open the Door . . .

A friend of ours remarked “I just don’t get this Christianity . . . ” As I think back over what she said, I am reminded of what Jesus said in the Revelation:
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. [Amp]
He said “listens to and heeds” . . . Many people hear his voice and open the door but don’t want to let him in. They hear some, but are either not convinced or are too interested in other things to allow him to come in. {see Parable of the Sower – Matthew 13 }
Dining is a metaphor for fellowship, as coming in is the same as making a relationship. Jesus was all about making relationships as he did with the Samaritan woman at the well. He desires to make relationships as a precursor to knowing how good and delightful he is. One who knows Him in truth cannot help but to appreciate how good He is and then to begin to know of what great worth He is. This is the preamble to worship.
As He told the Samaritan woman: ¬†John 4:23 ” A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers”.
I owe my friend a long conversation. . . 

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