2 Kings 4:5
“So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.”
There can be many reasons to shut the door behind you once you have entered into a particular place.
Safety. Privacy. Security.
To rest. To hide. To avoid. To focus.
Shutting the door places a barrier between the inside and the outside.
It also creates a boundary that must be crossed to enter or exit.
In the Scriptures, we see several instances where a door is shut.
God shut Noah and his family inside the ark.
Elisha instructed a widow to shut the door and pour out her oil into borrowed empty vessels.
Elisha later shut the door of the Shunammite’s house to pray unto the Lord.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus preached to the multitudes that when they should shut the door before they prayed to the Father.
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
There is one thing in common with these examples of shutting the door.
When was the last time you shut the door so that you could spend time with only Him?
The secret to being with Him in secret is that many things can only be found when we shut the door to everything else around us, and focus solely on Him.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Intentionally shut the door and abide with Him in secret today, and every day.
Isaiah 35-36 | Proverbs 11
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