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We ought to be compelled to pray to our Father in heaven because he is essentially good. That God is good means that he never disappoints, and his goodness is in a category all to its own. Because those things are true, we ought to petition him with confidence.
If we look at all the Christ calls his kingdom people to be and to do, we are left with the realization of our inherent inability. But the Lord also calls us to have right discernment about the character of God that we might ask him for the help we need. We must judge our heavenly Father to be a giving Father.
Jesus continues in his explanation of how we are to have good judgment; this time by helping us understand how to have discernment in our evangelism.
Having oriented our thinking around the fact that our main pursuit ought to be the God-centeredness of the Kingdom and the all-sovereign justice of God, Jesus turns our attention to right thinking about how we judge others.
The Apostle Paul provides a one-verse practical implication following his doctrinal exposition of the necessity of the resurrection of Christ. He calls us to remain steady, to remain busy, and to remain confident in our labors.
10 Principles for Clear Spiritual Vision