When you read the Old and New Testaments together, you will find some companion verses. These Scriptures complement each other. Even though there are hundreds of years between the times of their writing, they state the same timeless truths.
Notice the words of the Psalmist and the Savior:
- Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
- Matthew 6:33: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Do you “delight” yourself in the Lord as much as you delight yourself in your children and grandchildren? Do you seek God’s kingdom and righteousness as much as you pursue your passions in life?
I think of these verses when I read the story of a woman in Matthew 15. She cried out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is possessed by a demon. Have mercy, Lord!”
This woman was persistent and kept on seeking and asking and knocking until she got the attention of Jesus and His disciples. This woman was daring, desperate, and determined in her quest to request divine intervention on behalf of her daughter.
Because of her faith, Jesus responded and blessed her with the desires of her heart. How daring and determined are you in your life of faith?