Father Knows Best
  Luke 11:11-13
   If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
   Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
   If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

    In the Bible lands they bake a bread which is round, thin, and flat. When the bread is done it is stacked on a round flat stone about the same size as the bread. A second stone is placed on top of the stack. Ghee, which is like butter, is used in cooking the bread and over time it soaks into the stones and they take on the appearance of the bread.
    There are many kinds of fish in the Bible lands and there are many serpents which look like fish.
    White scorpions are plentiful in the Bible lands. The body of the scorpion looks like an egg. If you were to cut open the body, the inside is white and yellow just like an egg.

    It is conceivable that a child might mistake the stone for the bread, the serpent for the fish, or the scorpion for the egg. But a loving father would never give anything harmful to his child. God is our Father. God is good! - ALWAYS! He is more concerned about His children than earthly fathers are about theirs. He has given us holy spirit for our good. We can be assured that nothing harmful comes to us from God and that His gift to us is good.

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