August 30 ~ Good Gifts from the Father

"Jesus Speaks"
August 30

"You parents - if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!" ~ Matthew 7:9-10 (NLT)

Your heavenly Father wants you to know Him as he really is. He has made His attributes visible in Me and My life, an He has revealed them in His Word. Through the prophet He said, "But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight." You know how much you love to give good gifts to those you love. In the same way your heavenly Father loves to give good gifts to His children who ask Him. Does that mean He'll give you whatever you ask for? Of course not. Many of the things you request are not truly good for you. He will withhold them because of His great love for you. But you should know that He is never offended by your requests, no matter how immature or foolish they may be. When you share your heart with Him, He listens, and that is when He can share His heart with you.

"So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him." ~ Matthew 7:11 (NLT)

:from "Jesus Speaks" by Steven K. Scott

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