Matthew 7:11 Commentary

Mat 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Matthew 7:11 is the conclusion of a section labeled by the NKJV as “Ask, and It Will Be Given”. The immediate point is that all individuals have to do is ask, and God will provide. Ask and it will be given. Seek and you will find. God responds to the prayers of His people. This is reaffirmed in verse 11, in which the text affirms that God is not going to give people suffering in response to their prayer. God is much better than evil people who treat their children well. God is a good God who treats His children very well.

This entire section is a commentary on the mindset of Jesus. God is the God who responds to prayer. He is not the Calvinistic God who makes His people suffer, but responds with good gifts. The relationship aspect of prayer is in the forefront of Jesus’ mind.

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