Thursday, April 28, 2005

A Lesson In Need

The Scripture for today from the International Bible Society is about asking for and receiving what we need from God. The scripture reads:

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" Matthew 7:7-11 KJV

There is another, similar, verse that reads:
"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." Luke 6:38 KJV

I have always liked this verse because it tells me that you can't give more than God will give to you. All we have to do is remember to ask when we have a need. Some times we think something is too trivial to pray about but God wants to hear all of our needs and concerns not just the "big" issues. God is a loving but just God.

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