Jesus, the Gentleman

Michael Beck

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

Christ never barges into a life. He makes known His willingness to enter any life; but He then waits for an invitation. Frankly, many don’t want His involvement in their affairs. They believe they’re doing just fine without Him. And so He waits for us to come to the humbling realization that we’re making quite a mess of our lives without His merciful aid and close supervision.

Where Jesus comes He is not who we want Him to be; He is always who He is in truth. He comes both as Savior and Lord. He comes to “clean house” and set things in God’s order. We don’t pick and choose what aspect of Christ we want. We take all of Him; or none of Him.

Yes, if our house, or health, or heart is in dire need, He will hear our desperate cry. He will speak peace over our lives; but not without setting our feet in the path of righteousness. He tells those He helps to “go and sin no more.” Where He comes, He displaces self-rule and establishes the kingdom of God.

Are we willing to receive the coming of the Lord into our life? His is a good invasion. But it is one that always waits for an invite. Jesus is a gentleman, who knocks before He enters. Do yourself a favor, open the door, and receive Him – all of Him.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.