Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Matthew 7:1-12. In this Scripture, Jesus tells us not to judge one another, so we won’t be judged. We really have no right to judge someone else, because we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. We have all made mistakes. We have all made bad decisions.
In Matthew 7:7-12, Jesus tells us to ask and it shall be given to you. Then He compares our kids asking us for something to us asking our heavenly Father for something. He says if we know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more our heavenly Father should know how to give good gifts to us, as we are His children.
The Bible says we have not because we ask not. Have you ever thought about the word ASK? Look at Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Let’s look at an acrostic of the word ASK.
A-Ask-It shall be given you
S-Seek-Ye shall find
K-Knock-It shall be opened unto you
We just need to ASK: not only for the things we need, but we need to think about the gift of salvation that God gives us through His Son. We need to ask for forgiveness; if we ask, we’ll receive salvation. Seek: we need to seek the Lord; if we seek Him, we’ll find Him. Knock: we need to pray and knock on the door until it is opened to us.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye Then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Things to think about:
- Should we judge others?
- Should we ask God for the things we need?
- Should we seek God?
- Have you knocked on the door of salvation until it was opened for you?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture that tells us to ask You for our needs. Our greatest need is for salvation. You answered that need by sending Your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. All we have to do is ask You for forgiveness and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We thank You for the gift of salvation. Help us not to judge one another and to be forgiving of one another. We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
– This is an excerpt from “The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ”
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The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ
by Deborah H. Bateman
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