We are one among multitudes who are praying, yet we believe God singles out our petition and hears it specifically. Are we asking something from them that only God can give us?
It is otherwise in Luke Hence Jesus encourages his followers to ask, seek, and knock, that their deficiencies may be met from the divine supply. Ask, and it shall be given you.
And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. Luke records the parallel passages Lk The sign in the window told the story: See how you can reach them.
Thomas Nelson Bolding added Phil Newton explains it this way At this point Jesus takes a retrospective glance at all that He has been saying since Matthew 5: Let me urge you to repeated, varied, ever intensifying prayer: It is the magnitude of his own moral defects that the self-righteous man fails to discover.
This standard is terrifying. See examples in Wets For example, John said we must obey God and do what pleases Him 1 John 3: In His presence in His throne room continually.
In Morning and Evening Spurgeon wrote Here is a precept expressed by three words, ask, seek, knock; and a promise annexed in three distinct terms, it shall be given you, ye shall find, it shall be opened unto you. For everyone who asks, receives. Figuratively of prayer to God to "open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ.
If we don't meet God's conditions, our prayers will be ineffective—just like that old drill. As a final gesture of appreciation to the customers who had made life so good for them, Lydia sent a card to everyone who had an item in pawn and offered it back free of charge.
Otherwise we may ask and receive not, because we ask amiss. Of Peter set free Acts Parents are often foolishly fond, but God is all-wise; he knows what we need, what we desire, and what is fit for us. It is implied, also, that we ask the things which it may be consistent for God to give - that is, things which he has promised to give, and which would be best for us, and most for his own honor, 1 John 5: So we ask and go on asking, seek and go on seeking, and knock and go on knocking so that we might receive from the Father what we need to live like kingdom citizens.
No parent turns away his child with that which would be injurious. A text without a context is a pretext. Influenced by a later tradition, Luke has given the sayings in a connection of his own, and one that, so far as can be discovered, has no claim to be preferred to that of Matthew.
John Trapp Complete Commentary 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Isolating this text from its setting in the Sermon on the Mount is deadly.
The Christian must pray in faith Ja. The latter is taken from the act of knocking at a door for admittance.
Sed prior fuit ille quam Christus. We ask for what we wish; we seek for what we miss; we knock for that from which we feel ourselves shut out. Sin has shut and barred the door against us; by prayer we knock. We have not because we ask not!
Nevertheless, it is clear from the general tenor of scripture that every other legitimate means must be employed if we are to obtain the strength and help we so much need.It’s interesting that John asked an academic question, recorded in Matthewand Jesus responded with a legal answer (Matthew ).
John’s question really By Mike Nappa.
κριθῆτε] i.e. ‘by God,’ for so doing;—a parallel expression to ch. Matthew ; Matthew ; not ‘by others.’ The bare passive, without the agent expressed, and without καί to refer it back to the former member of the clause, is solemn and emphatic.
This paper will present an exegetical study of Matthew and LukeGod’s Answering of Prayer. The genre and form that is being used within the passages will be established. Passages from both Luke as well as Matthew will be analyzed to provide a deeper understanding of.
Matthew Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Aiteite, (2PPAM) kai dothesetai (3SFPI) humin; zeteite, (2PPAM) kai euresete; (2PFAI) krouete, (2PPAM) kai anoigesetai (3SFPI) humin.
Resources» Commentaries» Matthew. View Matthew 1. Commentaries for the book of Matthew. Matthew 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE KINGDOM () Heads I Win, Tails You Lose () Judgment and Rest including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the New Bible Commentary.
Try it free for 30 days! Learn more. The whole passage (Matthew ) offers to the Christian a strong assurance of favorable answers to sincere prayer. According to the usual custom of our Savior in his instructions, the principle is stated in a broad and unqualified manner, on the presumption that the good sense and candor of the hearer would apply the qualifications to which.Download