“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in” (Ps. 24:7). “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Ps. 100:4). The Lord Jesus commanded, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” (Matt. 7:13). “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate” (Heb. 13:12). John saw the celestial city: “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl” (Rev. 21:21). “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Rev. 22:14).Golden Thought Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. Taken from Stewart Custer, Wonderful Words (© 2006 BJU Press). Used by permission. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.