Thursday, September 9, 2010

daily text 9/9

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
"Keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you" (Matthew 7:7)

It is proper to "keep on asking" for anything that is in harmony with God's will. In keeping with Jesus' words, the apostle John wrote: "This is the confidence that we have toward [God], that no matter what it is that we ask according to his will, he hears us." (1 John 5:14) Jesus' counsel to 'keep on asking and seeking' means that we should pray earnestly and not give up. It is also necessary for us to "keep on knocking" to gain access to the Kingdom and enjoy its blessings, benefits, and rewards. But can we be confident that God will answer our prayers? Yes, we can if we are faithful to Jehovah, for Christ said: "Everyone asking finds, and to everyone knocking it will be opened." (Matthew 7:8) Many experiences enjoyed by Jehovah's servants prove that God truly is the "Hearer of prayer."—Psalm 65:2.
(Watchtower issue: 2/15/09, 3:17, 18)