I know I have talked about this but I wanted to elaborate on the issue -
Back in the Old West, a number of men were upstairs in a boarding house amusing themselves with a game of cards when they heard a cry from the street below: “Fire! Fire!” The men looked at one another in disbelief. One of the windows grew orange with the flames. “Wait!” said the dealer. “Let’s just finish this hand; we’ve got plenty of time—I have a key to the back door.” The men nodded in approval, then quickly picked up the dealt cards. Precious minutes passed. One of the men became nervous as the flames licked through the now broken window. With darting eyes and a sweat-filled brow, he asked for the key. “Coward!” muttered the dealer as he tossed across the key. Each of them then rushed to the door and waited with bated breath as the key was placed into the lock. “It won’t turn!” the man cried. “Let me have it!” said the dealer. As he tried in vain to turn the key, he whispered in horror, “It’s the wrong key!”
Have you ever tried to unlock a door with the wrong key? EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS —> Maybe you’ve had the right key the whole time but you’ve been using it on the WRONG lock!
Statistics say that 90% of American homes have a Bible but yet only 11% read it daily. WHY? I’ll share my humble opinion, the key to the Bible is UNDERSTANDING, but in today’s society, it’s just not that easy to understand or accept every word of the Bible. So I present a challenge to you who say “I have tried to read it but I can’t understand.”
Let go of your pride, let your guard down and open that lock inside your heart with the KEY THAT WILL NEVER FAIL. Remember, Jesus gave the apostles the “keys to the kingdom” (Matt. 16:19; 18:18). The apostles were able to “bind and loose things” (use the “keys”) that we now have in God’s word. The gospel is God’s “power” (Rom. 1:16) as well as the “sword of the spirit” (Eph. 6:17). Today we have all the “keys” we need through the completed and revealed Scriptures.