Ask, Seek, Knock (Matthew 7:7-12)

Ask, Seek, Knock (Matthew 7:7-12)

Matthew 7:7-12

I. Prayer (7:7-8)

    A. Pure motivation (Matthew 6:5-7, 8-13)
    B. Without doubt (James 1:6-8)
    C. Selfless (James 4:3)
    D. In accordance with God’s will (1 John 5:14-15)

II. The goodness of God (7:9-11)

    A. “Evil” parents (Romans 3:10, 23) take care of their children
    B. Of course God, who is good, will take care of His (James 1:17)

III. The golden rule (7:12)

    A. Compare with Romans 13:8-10 – It is not a matter of just avoiding the bad, but initiating the good!
    B. Do not just wait to repay kindness; show kindness first! (Matthew 6:14-15; James 2:13; Romans 12:15)

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