Friday 9.16.11

In Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Many of you have probably heard this.  We sing it in hymns, read it in God’s word.  Do you beleive it?  Knock and the door shall be open unto you.  Can you imagine your child coming to you, banging on the door and screaming for help and you just ignore them?  God doesn’t ignore His children either.  Do we understand what He does for us, simply because He loved us.  He knows our heart better than we do. 

David says, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. God is made known by his works and word. Revelation alone shows the whole character of God, in his providence, his holy law, his condemnation of sinners, his blessed gospel, and the ministration of the Spirit to all true believers. The natural man cannot receive this knowledge of God. But thus we learn the value of the Saviour’s atonement, and of the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, and are influenced to walk in all his commandments. It brings a sinner to his proper place at the foot of the cross, as a poor, guilty, helpless worm, deserving wrath, yet expecting every thing needful from the free mercy and grace of God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Having been forgiven much, the pardoned sinner learns to love much.” ~Matthew Henry’s Commentary 

 “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9

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