About Those Open and Closed Doors…

November 14, 2019 at 12:03 PM 2 comments

Note: The following article (it continues at the original poster’s site), reminded me of the articles I’ve written on determining God’s will in the past. I think what the folks at Eternity Matters has to say is well worth the read.

Many Christians get borderline  – or over the line – superstitious* when it comes to “open” and “closed” doors and making important decisions.  They should be using the wisdom model of decision making, as the Bible teaches it, because there are zero Bible verses even hinting that God drops us little clues that have to decipher less we mess up his plans.  Not only does the wisdom model result in better decisions, but you get to enjoy your freedom in Christ and stop second-guessing everything.

If something looks easy, people sometimes think of that as an open door that they should go through, or if it looks hard it means that God has closed the door.  Maybe, but maybe not.  Consider these two passages.

1 Corinthians 16:8–9 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

One might think that if there are “many adversaries” that it would be a closed door.  Yet Paul explicitly calls the door wide, so he plans to persevere through the opportunity.  But sometimes God does close doors – at least temporarily — such as when Jesus commands us not to throw pearls before pigs.  The key is discernment and knowing when to start and when to stop.

I realize the books were written at different times…

(Remainder of article is found at this link: https://eternity-matters.com/2019/11/13/about-those-open-and-closed-doors/

Entry filed under: Atheism and religion, christianity, Cultural Marxism, Demonic, devil worship, Emotional virtue, eternity. Tags: , , , , .

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eternity Matters  |  November 14, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Thanks for the link and keep up the great work! Enjoyed your blog.

    Reply
    • 2. modres  |  November 14, 2019 at 5:17 PM

      Thank you. I enjoy your articles as well.

      Reply

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