How strong is your God? A strong man, and an even stronger God says in Luke 11:22: “When one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil.” Jesus was talking about God—His Father and our Creator. This fact was something Jesus’ enemies couldn’t tolerate or accept.
Things haven’t changed. Jesus’ enemies still deny Him, disavow Him, and hate Him. They lay false charges before the Father and claim to know a better way of pleasing God and winning His favor. And they are still wrong!
In John 14:6, Jesus said to Thomas and the other disciples: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
To the Pharisee, Nicodemus, Jesus declared:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” John 3:16-18
In Jesus, God the Father gave us not what we wanted or asked for. He gave us what we truly need! Consider again the opening words of our text: “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
We pray: Heavenly Father, we thank and praise you for giving us not just what we wanted in our Savior Jesus Christ—You gave us what we truly need! Praise be to Your holy name! Amen.