Matthew 7:11 Good Gifts #274

Last week I shared a post called, “Sickness is not from God.” In that blog post I shared Matthew 7:9-11 which says, “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? 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!”

To back up, I want to point out that Matthew 7 takes place directly after we are told to ask, seek, and knock. So first Jesus tells us to ask ask for what we want. And then in Matthew 7:9-11 he tells us that he doesn’t want to just give us bread or a fish, but he wants to give us good gifts, gifts that are even better than what we could have asked for.

This verse very clearly points out that Father God is not like any earthly parent. The problem is some of us might not have had a good earthly parent and so we project on God how our earthly parents treated us. This is actually a big problem in the church today and is the reason why people think sickness or bad things are from God.

The truth is even if we found the very best dad in the whole world, God is still better! He’s the very best. He’s even perfect! He’s not like any earthly parent. He’s not abusive. He’s not mean. He’s not rude. He’s a loving Father.

What do you want from God? Are you asking, seeking and knocking? Are you believing he will give you good gifts when you ask Him?

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