Know God’s Righteous Will…

Read: Proverbs 27-29
Marked: Proverbs 28:9, One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Have I ever considered my prayers? How does God view them? This Proverb is enlightening.

Throughout scripture God makes it clear that a regular reading and meditation on the Law, His word, is vitally important for a healthy growing Christian.

For a Christian not to have a hunger and a thirst for God’s word is a sign of spiritual immaturity leading to spiritual malnourishment. How will I know how to pray or even know the One I am praying to? The two are linked.

You can’t pray to the Righteous One if you don’t know Him. And you can’t pray righteously if you don’t know His righteous will. Prayer is asking and the answer to prayer is receiving what you ask for. But how do you ask someone you don’t know for what you really need?

We first must hear from God, knowing His heart, inclining our ear to Him before we speak to Him. If we have no intention of obeying God then our prayers to the Holy and Righteous God are an abomination.


Delivery from Death…

Read: Proverbs 24-26
Marked: Proverbs 24:11, Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.

Isn’t this the purpose of the gospel, the Good News? It’s the power of God to salvation (Romans 1:16).

There is evil in the world and I am confounded, at times, dealing with it. But in God’s word I find the comfort, strength, and knowledge that God will deal with it so I don’t have to.

My role, as His child, is to warn others and encourage those drawn to death to set their evil desires aside and keep them from stumbling to the slaughter.

As James 5:20 says, “…he who turns a sinner from the error of his ways will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”