Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
2 Corinthians 2:16
to the last-named an odor of death predictive of death, and to the others an odor of life predictive of life. And for such service as this who is competent?
Every gift which is good, and every perfect boon, is from above, and comes down from the Father, who is the source of all Light. In Him there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of change.
The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceful, courteous, not self-willed, full of compassion and kind actions, free from favouritism and from all insincerity.
Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be cured. The heartfelt supplication of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
"So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'
"If you had known God's free gift," replied Jesus, "and who it is that said to you, 'Give me some water,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
And whatever any of you ask in my name, I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
"If you continue in me and my sayings continue in you, ask what you will and it shall be done for you.
You will put no questions to me then. "In most solemn truth I tell you that whatever you ask the Father for in my name He will give you.
1 John 3:22
and whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight.
1 John 5:14
And we have an assured confidence that whenever we ask anything in accordance with His will, He listens to us.
Then began He to upbraid the towns where most of His mighty works had been done--because they had not repented.
Later still He showed Himself to the Eleven themselves whilst they were at table, and He upbraided them with their unbelief and obstinacy in not having believed those who had seen Him alive.
"So he rose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and pitied him, and ran and threw his arms round his neck and kissed him tenderly.