John 15:7 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New TestamentObserve here, 1. A glorious privilege declared: Ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Not that we are hereby warranted to ask what we please at God's hand, but our will must be limited by the word and will of God; we must pray in faith, and in the name and mediation of Jesus Christ, and with a single eye at the glory of God.
Observe, 2. The condition upon which this privilege is attainable: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you; that is, practically and experimentally. If my doctrine and commands abide in your hearts, and dispose you to an holy fruitfulness in your lives, then shall all your just requests be granted.
Learn, that such as by faith embrace the promises, and by obedience live up to the precepts, of the gospel, may in prayer humbly ask of God what they will, with a due submission to the wisdom and will of God.
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Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament
William Burkitt (1650 - 1703) was a Church of England clergyman, bible expositor, and devotional writer.
Volume 1: Matthew - John, was published in 1700.
Volume 2: Acts - Revelation was published 1703.