Word of the Day
And I say unto you, ask and it shall be given you……. This is said by Christ to encourage prayer, and importunity in it; that is anyone asks of God, in the name of Christ, and in faith, whether it be bread for the body, or food for the soul; or any blessing whatever; whether temporal or spiritual, it shall be given; not according to their deserts, but according to the riches of the grace of God who is rich unto all who call upon him, in sincerity and truth.
Seek, and ye shall find…..whether it be Christ, the pearl of great price, or God in Christ; or particularly pardoning grace and mercy through Christ, or the knowledge of divine things; and both grace here and glory hereafter, as men seek for hidden treasure; such shall not lose their labour, but shall enjoy all these valuable things, and whatever they are by prayer, and in use of other means, are seeking after.
Knock, and it shall be opened to you…..the door of mercy with God; the door of fellowship with Christ, the door of the Gospel and the mysteries of it and of the Gospel dispensation and church state, into which is admission, to all that seek; and the door of heaven, into which there is entrance by the blood of Jesus; the several phrases denote prayer, the continuance of it and the importunity of it.
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