Day Four: Keep on

9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10

“All three infinitives are in the present tense… which carries the sense of a continuous action. One is to keep on asking… keep on seeking… and keep on knocking… The continuous asking, seeking, and finding are not invitations to pester God by sheer repetition, but to exercise confidence in who God is. Like a loving father, God desires that his children come to him honestly and freely with their needs.” (Diane Chen, Luke: A New Covenant Commentary, p. 167)

Therefore, this “looks back to the Lord’s Prayer and says the very honor of God’s sacred name is at stake in God’s answering prayer. We can pray with absolute assurance that God is listening and will respond” (Grant Osborne, Luke Verse by Verse, 295).

Prayer: Heavenly Father, today, I keep on asking, seeking, and knocking that my inner life would conform to what I read, hear, and sing from your Word. May Christ be formed within me for your name’s sake. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s sing the song “Living With A Fire” by Jesus Culture (click here).

– CR