“There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me”
1 Corinthians 16:9
Most homes have solid front doors. Many even have a secure lock attached. Doors are designed to keep in what we need kept in and keep out what we need kept out. When the door is shut everything is secure but when it’s open things can enter and leave with ease.
In today’s verse Paul says that he’s found a wide-open door. When he discovered it, he put all his plans aside & focused on that open door. He explains that it is for a great work of the Lord and he was going to pass through it.
Paul mentions the opposition to what he’s about to do but he doesn’t seem too concerned by it. This is probably because of the role the door was about to play. Paul understood that he could enter this great work through the open door. He also knows that this door had the ability to hinder opposition from coming through after him. So, when he’d passed through the door, opposition would stay locked out. Opposition’s access would be denied!
This week remember that every believer gets open doors of opportunity from the Lord. Many people shy away because of what others may say or do to discourage them. Don’t do that. Let’s copy Paul by launching ourselves rapidly through the doorway. We know that it’ll let us through to complete God’s great work, plus it’ll protect us from opposition.