Posts Tagged ‘ Receive ’

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 9:6

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2 Corinthians 9:6, ESV

This is not really about money. This is about love, forgiveness, and grace.

We give what we have received from God.

VerseD: Matthew 7:7

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7, ESV

God wants to give us good things. Whenever we ask according to His will, we will receive. Sometimes He still gives, even when we don’t ask or don’t ask correctly.

He especially will give us when we ask for His glory, usually to share the Gospel.

VerseD: Matthew 7:8

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:8, ESV

God is first and foremost concerned with His glory and the salvation of our souls. Therefore, may not grant every request we make. He gives salvation, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and wisdom in abundance (and He does like to give us other things, as well.)

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
1 John 5:14, ESV

Some teach that God says we can ask for literally anything, even declare and decree we have it. Yet God’s Word is clear: anything according to God’s will.
Seek first His Kingdom …

VerseD: Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21, ESV

We ask God without knowing what He has for us. We fail to understand grace, peace, forgiveness, and eternity. Yet we think we know what to ask for in this life.

Seek first the Kingdom, and you will be amazed at what He does.

VerseD: James 4:3

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
James 4:3, ESV

Too many teach God wanting our happiness and to give us good things to make us comfortable.

God desires His Word to be shared to save the lost, and He gives us what we ask for to achieve that goal.

VerseD: Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24, ESV

The only condition here is “according to God’s will.” In Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are conforming to His likeness with access to His mind.

Believe in God, and pray for this world and your witness to it.

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:7, ESV

Jesus is not saying that as a Christian you can ask for and get whatever you want or think you need.

Jesus is saying that the closer you are to Him, the more you will want what God wants, and you will get those things according to His will. (The full meaning of “in Jesus’ name” is to act in and take on the character of Jesus.)

VerseD: Jeremiah 17:7

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord .
Jeremiah 17:7, NASB

God gives us stuff, sure, but the one who trusts God learns to be content in all circumstances and regardless of what is (or is not) received.