The Giving Nature Of God
9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:9-11, NKJV)
Jesus made it clear that God does not have to be persuaded or appeased in prayer. He wants to give us not just bread, but even more than what we ask for.
Thankfully, the times we ask for something as bad as a serpent without knowing, like a loving parent God often mercifully spares us the just penalty of our ignorance.
It is blasphemous to deny God’s answer to the seeking heart. We then imply that God is even worse than an evil man is.
Instead, in comparison to even the best human father, how much more is God a good and loving father.
” ‘How much more!‘ says our Lord, and he does not say how much more, but leaves that to our meditations.” – Charles Spurgeon
“What a picture is here given of the goodness of God! Reader, ask thy soul, could this heavenly Father reprobate to unconditional eternal damnation any creature he has made? He who can believe that he has may believe any thing: but still, GOD IS LOVE.” – Adam Clarke
Abba Father God, Thank You that You are such a good and loving Father. Help us to be aware of Your presence as we go through this day. We praise You and thank You. In Jesus name, Amen.
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