Like a Child

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 7:7-11 (day five)  

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” The Greek tense of the verbs in our ReVerse passage carry the meaning of a continual action. Ask, and then keep on asking (seek, knock).  The English language leaves that out. The original readers would have picked up on this verb tense. With it, comes the idea of urgency, intensity, and frequency. Jesus then illustrates His point by depicting a child engaging with his dad, asking for bread then fish. Jesus will later say “unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.“ (Matthew 18) Oh, that our relationship with God would be described like that. Am I determined and desperate (like a child) to understand, hear from, and trust my Heavenly Father? 

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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