“I will also let the house of Israel inquire of Me to do this for them.”
You do not have because you do not ask.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. § This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. § If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. § Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. § Men always ought to pray and not lose heart.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry… The Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. § You will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me… Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Ezek. 36:37; James 4:2; Matt. 7:7–8; 1 John 5:14–15;
James 1:5; Ps. 81:10; Luke 18:1; Ps. 34:15, 17; John 16:26–27, 24
Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?
I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. § O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand. § It is the Lord. Let Him do what seems good to Him. § Righteous are You, O Lord, when I plead with You; yet let me talk with You about Your judgments.
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver. § Whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. § It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. § Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
But rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. § These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Job 2:10; Ps. 119:75; Isa. 64:8; 1 Sam. 3:18; Jer. 12:1; Mal. 3:3;
Heb. 12:6; Matt. 10:25; Heb. 5:8; 1 Peter 4:13; Rev. 7:14