Matt's seven-seven

Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

A good husband, who loves his bride, would give her anything in his power, would help her find whatever her heart seeks, and would open any doors for her that she needs his help at.

This presupposes that the bride has covenanted herself to him and he to her. This is what marriage is although it isn't often recognized or understood in our society.

A covenant says all I have is yours and all of you are mine. A marriage covenant also entails renouncing covenants or allegiances or ties to all others than the betrothed.

Matthew seven-seven is a promise written to those wholly committed to God in Christ. These are Christ's bride and God's children. Read Matthew six and seven to get the context on seven-seven. These words are written to Christ's intimates, people who are looking to him for everything and in turn are giving him all of themselves.

We ask covenanted in Christ, we seek covenanted in Christ, and we knock covenanted in Christ.