Desire and boldness in prayer
Jesus tells a parable about prayer. A parable is a story about everyday life that teaches a true about God. In a parable the listener always tried to find God and themselves in the story. In this story, God is the friend behind the locked door already in bed for the night; and we are the one in need of bread. The main point that Jesus is driving home is the idea of desire and boldness. How bad do you want the thing that you asking of God? Are you knocking softly or banging on God’s door? Are you knocking once or unwilling to give up? Jesus throws out a challenge for us to not give up. He says in verse 13 that he DESIRES to give the Holy Spirit to those that ask. Will you believe?