DEVOTION:This Is Why We Should Not Get Tired Asking!
In this last chapter on the Sermon on the Mount, Christ addresses several topics summarizing each one of them briefly. In the preceding few verses Christ address the danger of judging others. But in our passage today, He deals with what we should do when we are in need. The principle we should follow is stated in three different ways.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
Then He explains the rationale for this advice.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.Matthew 7:8
Notice that Christ did not say whom we should ask in the preceding verses. But in the following rhetorical questions, Christ clearly shows whom we should be asking for what we need. Here is the first question.
Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?Matthew 7:9-10
Then he continued with this other question:
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11
The conclusion is very clear, our Heavenly Father not only hears when we ask, He answers by giving us good gifts. This is an encouraging message for God’s children here on earth.
- Is this what you know about Our Heavenly Father? If so, do you approach Him with confidence or with doubt and fear?
- Sometimes God allows trials to come our way. Here is what Job told his wife concerning the trials that came to him:
He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? Job 2:10
God may allow trouble to come away, but that does not mean that He doesn’t give good gifts.
- Are you in need of anything? Ask your Heavenly father. He will bless you with what you ask or with something even better according to the following verse.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
- Is there any other way that this passage has spoken to you?
If our earthly fathers can give us good gifts
How much will our Heavenly father do?
Just imagine what He can do
For His children here on earth.
Our fathers are not righteous,
But Our Heavenly Father
Is a righteous Father.
This means he is
Able to do
THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD NOT GET TIRED ASKING!
By Pastor Shadrack Ruto