HOST: Michael Whitworth
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
We often mistake this passage as being about us—us getting what we want or need; us pursuing or asking of God the things that are needed in our lives; us being satisfied with provision from above. But in reality, this passage is not about us as much as it is about God. It is a wonderfully comforting and encouraging passage that teaches us that God is a God who loves us and wants to bless us. He yearns to meet our needs, answer our prayers, and care for us as a loving Father. He is the giver of all good things and, in His omniscience, knows exactly what we need. By His good pleasure, He meets our needs perfectly and blesses us beyond measure, constantly considering our spiritual well-being, even while caring for our physical needs. So “ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you,” because God, our Father, loves us and is our great provider.
Why do you think God wants to give us good things?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!