Who among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him. (Matthew 7:9-11)
Pastor John’s Notes:
God delights in giving his children good gifts. God is not stingy or cold-hearted but is wonderfully kind and generous. In this passage, the determining factor is not the benevolence of God but our asking. We often do not receive because we do not ask, thinking that God is not disposed to bring blessing to his people. But God wants us to ask, and takes delight in surprising us with answers that surpass our expectations.
Forgive me, Father, for thinking of you as a God who is reluctant to bless. Open my eyes to see how you have already provided for me beyond my expectations. Make me bold to ask, trusting that you will provide all that is needed.