Who’s That Knocking?

“We’ve all read, and perhaps struggled with, the assurance Jesus gives us: “And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”  (Luke 11:9-10) 

If we struggle, it’s generally because Jesus’s seemingly ironclad guarantee doesn’t seem to match our experience. We ask and don’t seem to receive, we knock and nothing appears to open…

  • James cautions us that we will not receive if we ask wrongly, selfishly. (James 4:3, and you might want to read on, and ponder how much of the rest of the chapter is still on this subject.)
  • In what sense does Jesus his return involve his knocking with a request that we open?
  • Jesus knocks on the door of our personal lives, wants to be part of it, wants to share in our everyday life. He knocks on the door of our family lives, wants to be part of it. He knocks on the door of our church lives—which is the specific thing he’s addressing. He wants to be part of it.

Continue reading Paul’s blog post

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Free Christadelphians or Brothers and sisters in Christ, living in Belgium, European Union. - Vrijë Christadelphians of Broeders en zusters in Christus wonende in België in de Europese Unie.
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