13 Jun Psalm 120:1; Matthew 7:7-8
In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
When we call out to the Lord, He is faithful to answer us. The Psalmist trusted in this truth. Jesus took this truth to a deeper level and attached an amazing promise: “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Ask indicates humbly coming to God with our needs, seek specifies pursuing the will of God, and knock notes perseverance. Overall, the verbal tense used in this verse could be translated “keep on asking, seeking, knocking.” Matthew Henry commented of this verse, “Pray; pray often; make a business of prayer, and be serious and earnest in it.” Would this describe your prayer life? If not, what needs to change?