For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

7:8 every one that asketh receiveth. This great promise is not a sort of blank check given to everyone. As with all texts of Scripture, it must be taken in context, remembering that this was part of the instruction given to His disciples (see note on Matthew 5:1). Also see footnotes on Matthew 6:9 and James 4:3.

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