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Holman Bible Dictionary
“Door” is often used in a figurative sense in the Bible. In the Old Testament, “sin lieth at the door” (Genesis 4:7 ) means that sin is very near. The valley of Achor, a place of trouble (Joshua 7:26 ), is later promised as “a door of hope” (Hosea 2:15 ). It will become a reason for God's people to trust Him again.
In the New Testament Jesus calls Himself “the door” (John 10:7 ,John 10:7,10:9 ). Faith in Him is the only way to enter the kingdom of God. God gave to the Gentiles “the door of faith,” or an opportunity to know Him as Lord (Acts 14:27 ). Paul constantly sought a “door of service,” an occasion for minisry in the name of Christ (1 Corinthians 16:9 ). Jesus stands at the door and knocks (Revelation 3:20 ). He calls all people to Himself, but will not enter without permission.
Bradley S. Butler
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Door'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/d/door.html. 1991.