SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-11
Matthew 7:7-11 says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew’s context in the Sermon on the Mount for “Ask and it will be given…” is asking for judgment. Have we asked for judgment on politicians destroying our nation? Verse 6 warns us about sharing our judicial prayers with swine. Swine are deceived Christians who think they cannot judge. They are usually good people with a ‘spiritual’ ring in their nose so they dare not root out evil. A well-meaning pastor put that ring in their nose through what he taught by tradition. Religious tradition that is still dominant causes nice little swine to tear us warring Christians in pieces. Jesus knew we would need access to judgment and in Matthew 7 He makes it clear that that access will be granted. Be encouraged the Holy Spirit will release the Judicial Christ in our midst and when He does there will most likely be ‘bacon for breakfast’!