Luke 11:11-13 (ESV)
11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Is a father-child relationship built on mutual interest? No, that’s between friends. Is a father-child relationship built on commercial value? No! Then, what is this relationship based on? Blood covenant! It is the father’s blood that flows through the veins of his children. They belong to him. When we pray, we enter the throne room of God with boldness by the Blood of Jesus. Nothing can keep us apart.
There are three allegories that Jesus cites:
1. Jesus is the Bread of Life. If we desire Him, He will come to us. With Jesus, we won’t end up with a stone that doesn’t edify or build.
2. God alone is the source of all good things. When we pray to the powers of the world, they swallow our time, good works, and relationships like serpents. Our Heavenly Father is the source of all goodness and when we pray to Him, He will only multiply our fish.
3. He provides without adding any sorrow to it. In the Middle-East, scorpions (white variety ones) can be mistaken for eggs when they cuddle up. They are a good example of baits in the world like drugs, alcohol, etc. that look attractive and promising but once they catch us, they switch. With their tail, they give us a poisonous sting.
Dear Lord, we are thankful that we are Your children and You are the source of all good things in our lives. We are nothing without You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.