Knocking, LORD!

by TerryLema

“For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches (seeks) finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” [Matthew 7:8 HCSB]

Every now and again I go back to the book of Exodus and read my favorite chapters (32-34). I love God’s invitation given to Moses to intercede for the mutinous Israelites in Chapter 32.

Then in Chapter 33, Moses gives us a perfect illustration of Jesus’ invitation to ask, seek and knock. (You can read the passage in Exodus 33:12-23.)

Moses asks: “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.”

Moses seeks: “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us?”

Moses knocks: “Now show me your glory.”

Moses asks to be taught the ways of the LORD so that he might always please Him. Moses seeks to have the LORD’s presence with him no matter where he goes. And finally, Moses knocks to have all the glory of the LORD shown to Him.

Moses gives us a perfect example of Jesus’ promise that if we ask, we shall receive (God’s leading and favor); if we seek, we shall find (His presence); and, if we knock, the door to the glory of God will be opened to us.

Never stop asking. Never stop seeking. Never stop knocking.

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