Sermon on the Mount
Do You Believe God is Good?
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?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 what is good to those who ask Him!
12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Your belief about the goodness of God has a direct impact on your prayer life and treatment of others. Jesus, the essence of God’s goodness, commands us to constantly pray and care for others and supplies the core motivation to do so – belief in God’s goodness. When we embrace God’s goodness in the death and resurrection of Jesus we will confidently pray, trust God, and care for others