John 2

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A gracious God

There are numerous indications in Scripture that show that the Father gives to His adopted children (believers) in accordance with their expressed wishes. I do not take this to the extent than those often called the name-and-claim group do. We do not necessarily get everything we want, but God, Who is sovereign, and can choose to do or not do something for us, choose sometimes to go beyond the necessities. That is fitting. What would we think of the human father who had untold wealth and gave his children only the bare minimum necessities of food and clothing and a roof over their heads? No human father is as loving as our heavenly Father. Yet, our heavenly Father is also infinitely wise, and so He gives in accordance with both His love and his wisdom.

Jesus, during His earthly ministry, often responded to requests by people who came to Him.

We should ask ourselves, "Who was the greatest servant of all?" Then we should ask ourselves why we think we should be at the top of the ladder of success, instead of the bottom, seeking to be the greatest servants we can possibly be.

Dave S.
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