Verse of the Day, December 4, 2019
Luke 11:13 KJV “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”
The first thing to recognize and accept is, yes, you are evil; you and I are evil as humans compared to the splendor and righteousness of the Almighty Creator. Now that we understand the fact that we are evil, we can move onto phase two; even in our evilness we still do good things.
We know how to give good gifts to our children, friends, and peers we like for different occasions. It could be Christmas, their birthday, or just because; we give good gifts, yet walk by a homeless man or woman and turn a blind eye.
See, Jesus told us we are evil.
We can give our son a new jacket, spend $350 on it, yet see a child who hasn’t eaten in a few days and make a pitiful face towards him.
But we can give good gifts; if we can be evil and give good gifts, how much more will our heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him? In other words, we need to ask freely and boldly for the Holy Spirit, which the Father is eager willing and ready to give to us.
If we’re able to give good gifts to our children, then know the Father is not evil and will give the best gift to us, the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Praise the Almighty today!
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1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.