Ask and Receive

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 2

Gold Nugget
Verse3-5:  Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. 

Today’s “gold nugget” reminds me of the old saying “You have not, because you ask not”. I wonder how many people know that Jesus said it first in the Sermon on the Mount. The concept of asking and receiving is God’s invention. He instituted it early on and expects us to live by it. The important thing to grasp in today’s “gold nugget” would be how intently you want it. God is not a table waiter, He is a provider. He doesn’t need a tip from us to provide our every need. He gives us good gifts because of His love for us. Sometimes the gifts He wants to give us - He doesn’t because we have to want it enough. And by want, I mean intently desire. As this scripture indicates, you must want it as if you were seeking silver and hidden treasures.  Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Ask and you will receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it will be opened unto you”. He also said, “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled”. He wants to give us wisdom and knowledge. If we are really seeking Him and being obedient in the knowledge He has already given us, He will give us more wisdom and knowledge. If we are faithful in what He gives us, He will give us more. (Luke 16:10) Remember what James 1:5 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who gives freely”. He wants you to have wisdom and knowledge - the question is, “Do you”?

Lord, I do want your wisdom. I want to be willing to seek it as silver or other fine treasures. I know I need your wisdom and understanding in order to be the person you want me to be. Thank you for making your Word available to me. Amen

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