Daily Bible Nugget #433, John 14:13

The Nugget:

Joh 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 


My Comment:

This is an encouraging Bible promise.  I am focusing on Bible promises in my choice of verses to use as Daily Bible Nuggets.

But there are implied conditions to secure the benefit of such a promise as this that are not immediately apparent either in the verse or its immediate context.  Try praying for a gold-plated Cadillac and you will soon discover that the promise Jesus made was not a blanket guarantee that everything you might happen to pray for will be granted.

To find what the implied conditions of prayer are, you must consider what the rest of the Bible has to say upon this subject.  Perhaps the clearest statement of a generally applicable implied condition about our prayer requests is found at 1 John 5:14,

1Jn 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 

1Jn 5:15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.


Another important general condition the Bible informs us for answered prayer is found at 1 John 3:22,

1Jn 3:22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 

1Jn 3:23  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

To dig yet deeper into this subject, look up the cross references given in The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury given for the verses I have cited above.  For example, for John 14:13 you would find the following cross references given:

  1. whatsoever.  T#1747.  *Jn 15:7, 16.  16:23, 26.  1 K 2:20.  *1 K 3:5.  **+Mt 7:7, 8.  +**Mt 17:20.  **Mt 18:19.  **Mt 21:22.  **Mk 11:23, 24.  **Lk 11:9.  Ac 8:15.  1 Cor 14:13.  Ep 3:20, 21.  **James 1:5.  **James 5:16.  **1 J 3:21, 22.  **+1 J 5:14, 15.  in my name.  T#1123.  ver. Jn 14:6, 14, 26.  +Jn 1:12.  10:7, 9.  *Jn 15:16.  *Jn 16:23, 24, 26, 27.  20:31.  1 K 8:29.  Ps 72:17.  Song 8:13.  Mt 1:21.  +Mt 6:13 (T#1126).  Mk 16:17.  Lk 10:17.  Ac 2:21.  3:6, 16.  4:10.  *Ac 16:18.  Ro 8:34.  16:27.  Ep 2:18.  3:11, 12, 14, 15, 21.  +Ep 5:20.  *Phil 4:7.  *Col 3:17.  +*He 4:15, 16.  *He 7:19, 24, 25.  9:15, 24.  10:19, 20, 21, 22.  12:24.  13:15, 20, 21.  1 P 2:5.  1 J 2:1, 2.  will I do.  ver. Jn 14:14.  *Jn 4:10, 14.  5:19.  7:37.  +*Jn 10:30.  16:7.  =1 Sam 20:4.  1 K 10:13.  Mt 18:19, 20.  28:18.  Ro 8:27.  2 Cor 12:8, 9, 10.  **Phil 4:13.  that the Father.  Jn 12:44.  +Jn 13:31.  17:4, 5.  *Phil 2:9, 10, 11.  may be glorified.  Jn 2:11.  7:39.  8:49.  12:16.  13:31.  15:8.  Le 10:3.  Phil 2:11.  in the Son.  +Jn 3:35.
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4 Responses to Daily Bible Nugget #433, John 14:13

  1. Steven W says:

    Hi Jerry,

    It’s been some time since I have posted here, but as always it’s good to read and study. I did get a copy of the Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury through e-Sword bible software. I have to say, that I use it more than anything I have very well done! Thank you!

    May this New Year bring you prosperity and Blessings!

  2. Jerry says:

    Good to learn you obtained my newest cross reference work, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury.

    I’ve been making use of it quite a bit myself. I had a fall on the ice or snow back on December 12, 2016 and sprained my left ankle. I’ve stayed off that foot most of the time since then. It is getting much better. I hope to get back to somewhat normal mobility soon. All that to explain why I did not acknowledge your encouraging post sooner.

  3. Steven W says:

    Good to hear that you are on the mend. Seems like when we were younger these bones are like rubber, and the older we get the more brittle they become (takes long to heal).

    Jerry, I know when I first started reading this website you had mentioned some were that you had another website to help read and write better. I would be interested in looking at that if you still had the material.

    Thank you!

  4. Jerry says:

    Dear Steve,

    I did have a website that featured information about my reading program. My son changed servers and found it not practical to update the software it takes to make that original site work.

    I once sold hard copies of my self-instructional reading program, but I am nearly out of copies, so I don’t sell the program anymore.

    If I knew how to make a Kindle book I could make it available that way. But I am not very good at learning “new tricks” when it comes to figuring out how to make a software program.

    My reading program works for anyone of any age to improve reading comprehension as measured by any standardized reading comprehension test that measures what is sometimes called “paragraph comprehension.” On average, students in my high school classes show a reading comprehension gain of two years. That means they gained two years in their reading level in one semester of work. I have used my program with adults as well, and they are enthusiastic about the comprehension gains they experience from the program.

    When I taught American history classes at Southeastern High School, my eleventh grade students were so poor in reading skills that I asked for and gained permission from my department head to use my program in those classes. Later in the school year, the school principal called me into his office. He showed me the statistical report for reading achievement for all 22 of the Detroit high schools, and Southeastern High School was at the top of the list. The statisticians apparently traced the source of the gain to the students in my classes. I was then asked to serve as a reading specialist at Southeastern. My students did very well, and though when they entered my classroom they were considered almost certain to drop out of school before semester’s end, they did not drop out, but graduated on the honor roll and successfully entered Wayne State University and other surrounding colleges and were successful in their college career.

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