It’s Christmas! Just kidding, not quite. Perhaps it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or any special occasion. You’ve shopped and found that perfect present for that special person. Maybe it’s a little one pestering you for that one thing that they can’t live without and they just can’t wait to get their hands on that dazzling wrapped package. You put a lot of thought into the purchase and made certain that you had the details just right – favorite color, the right size, or maybe a gift card to their favorite place. As the giver, you are just as thrilled as the one receiving.
7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 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!
Jesus extends an offer, ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened’. This is a proposal to make our request known.
Then, Jesus asks, ‘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?’ We can all see the absurdity here. Jesus further states, ‘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.’
If we being human, carnal, earthly, corrupt, and mortal, know how to give good gifts, how much more is God willing to give good things to us? God is not flesh and bones like we are. He does not possess a human nature like we do. He is sovereign: possessing supreme power. Psalm 145:17 tells us that He is holy: morally excellent and perfect.
Let’s explore a little further...
Ask: John 16:24 says to ask that our joy might be complete; 1 John 3:22 tells us we can ask because we keep His commandments.
Seek: Matthew 6:33 guides us as to what to seek first; and Revelation 3:21 illustrates that our Father also knocks, and if we hear and answer, He will ‘dine’ with us.
More than we desire to give a gift to that special someone, so much more does our Father desire to give to us. It is His delight, His pleasure, His joy to give good gifts when we ask, seek, and knock.