Re: Verse reading–Matthew 7:1-27 (day two)
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” vs. 7
This oft-quoted verse is predicated on the understanding that nothing we do will initiate grace and faith, but it is God who seeks after us. Consider what John says in his Gospel: “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” 15:16
This is very freeing to me because I often hear people quote Matthew as if it is open season on getting what you want. If we first recognize that we are called by God to be God’s children then when we ask, seek, and knock we will do so in the light of his plan of hope and future for us. Get in God’s will, recognize his power and authority, and then seek out that which will best fulfill his purpose for your life.