Purpose of asking
John 14:13 - And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Yesterday we learnt about the grammar behind 'agree' in Matthew 18:19. Today's message is on the same line, only taking a step forward. In today's message the 'ask' has the same TVM as yesterday's 'agree' which is Aorist, Active, Subjunctive.
Thus our asking should be in the same fashion as our agreeing in yesterday's message. Today's message also talks about why we will receive.
Lord Jesus Christ is drawing all mankind to Himself not to glorify Himself, but to glorify the Father through Him. But when we ask for things and favors, do we reflect on the purpose of our asking and whom it is going to glorify or gratify? Is it glorifying us and our ego, or is it going to gratify our lust, our uncontrollable desires?
The scripture gives the reason why the Lord answers our prayer as - 'the Father be glorified in the Son'. Therefore our purpose also needs to be good, so that we are assured receipt of the same.
So let us be clear before we put our hands up to ask, if what we are asking will bring us closer to God or will take us far from the Lord? Will it also glorify Lord Jesus Christ and the Father through us?
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, your wisdom is beyond measures. Give us the wisdom to discern all that we require and all that we desire. Help us understand the purpose of our living so that we live a satisfied life in You. This I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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