Open Doors And Closed Doors

“The Lord appeared to Isaac and said,’Do not go down to Egypt, settle in the land that I shall show you” (Genesis 26:2).
Sometimes, God says, “No” – “This is not the way you are to go.” Sometimes, He says, “Yes” – “This is the way you are to go.” The Lord “opens and no one shuts.” He “shuts and no one opens.” At the crossroads of life, where we must make decisions concerning the direction our life is going to take, it is good to have the Lord’s promise: “I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut” (Revelation 3:7-8). “Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies and walk in it and find rest for your souls” Help us, Lord, not to be like those who looked at the good way, and said, “We will not walk in it” (Jeremiah 6:16). Help us to choose the good way – and not the bad way.

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