Knock and It Will Be Opened (Matthew 7:7-12)

The Sermon on the Mount can be so familiar to us that we can easily read what Jesus said in a quick manner and really miss the teeth of what he said. What Jesus said can almost be mentally cast aside because we have heard it so often. This is certainly the temptation for Matthew 7:7-12. It is easy to read Matthew 7:7-8 and spend our whole time talking about how we need to ask, seek, and knock. But there is so much more that Jesus wants to show us. Jesus wants to teach us about the disposition of God. You will notice that Jesus does not merely say you need to ask God, you need to seek God, and you need to knock. I want us to notice that Jesus is trying to give us some confidence for why we should have a vibrant prayer life. Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. Everyone who asks receives. Everyone who seeks finds. Everyone who knocks it will be opened (7:7-8). Jesus is trying to give us the strength and encouragement to talk to God and to ask God for things in your life. So let’s hold this call to ask God in our minds and we will return to it in a moment. But I want us to see the motivations that God is giving to us…

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