The teachings of Jesus Christ in these verses hold profound wisdom, offering guidance for our daily lives and work. Embodying the essence of faith, perseverance, and love, these verses offer a strong foundation for building a strong relationship with God.
Matthew 7:7-8 – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
In our lives and at work, we often face challenges, uncertainties, and difficult decisions. Here, Christ encourages us to actively seek answers, through prayer, and trust in God’s provisions. By actively engaging, praying ceaselessly, and trusting in God’s wisdom, we open ourselves to receiving the answers and guidance we need from Him.
Matthew 7:9-11 – “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
These verses remind us to trust in God’s goodness, even when we face difficult situations. They assure us that God, as our Heavenly Father, desires our well-being and is always ready to bless us with His mercy and love. By maintaining faith in God, we can approach difficult decisions with a sense of calm and assurance, knowing that He will guide us and provide for us.
Matthew 7:12 – “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
This verse serves as a guiding principle in all aspects of life. It teaches us to treat others with the kindness, respect, and empathy we desire for ourselves. By keeping this principle at the forefront of our hearts, we can honor God through the active goodness and mercy we show others – the kind of love that God shows us every day!
The Bible offers us unending wisdom, counsel, and support to foster our spiritual growth and to inform our day-to-day lives on how to live a life modeled after Christ. It is a continual source of guidance and provisions for living life with purpose and meaning, according to God’s will and purpose. Matthew 7:7-12 is a great place to start, and is just one example – take time each day to read the Bible and ask yourself, “How can I apply His Word in my life today?” Whether we are dealing with difficult people or circumstances, facing a moral dilemma, or just looking for encouragement – the Bible has words that can help bring peace to our inner soul while strengthening our walk with Christ. What an incredible thing it is to draw closer to God through His Word!