A Command To Ask

As I have written recently, you know that my Aunt passed away.  As we cleaned out her apartment there were so many memories.  She had saved so many things as mementos over the years.  With each memory came a few tears also.

As we were cleaning things out different relatives wanted different things.  You would ask about some particular thing and someone would say that someone else got it.  If you wanted something you had to ask for it.  If you did not ask for it then the item was either sent to the trash dumpster or it was sent to the mission.

In our verse for today God is telling Jeremiah to tell the children of Israel to “ask”.  Look at Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

The word “ask” means to request; by extension, to demand.  James tells us in James 4:2, “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”  We need to ask.  We refer to Him as our Heavenly Father; but, we do not treat Him that way.  As a father I want my children to come to me and ask for things.  This way I can teach them valuable lessons for life.  If they never ask then I might not be able to teach them these lessons.  God does the same for us too.  This is why He commands us to ask.

So, how are you doing?