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9/3 Matthew 7-9

Chapter 7 really starts off strong with verses 7 & 8.

7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

We almost always ask when it is something big or something bad or something scary.  Do we always ask, always?  Hmmmm…..  Even for the small stuff?

Then is chapter 8 just to follow up on asking.  Once we ask, do we truly believe that God will answer our request?  These two verses really hit the old hard drive.

10When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

and

13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.

For Jesus to be astonished by a human.  I’m well, astonished.  I mean I guess he could be astonished that people reject him.  But for someone to exhibit that type of faith and then for Jesus to answer him based solely on his faith, now that is is is astonishing.  I have to do some recalculating on this asking thing.

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