Monday, April 22, 2019

Proverbs 28:9 -- On Effective Prayers

"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination."
Proverbs 28:9

I'm not sure whether to interpret this as the prayer being an abomination because the subject of the verse is really bad at praying, or as the prayer being avoided by God.

Either way, of course, the idea that we need to listen to God in order to have him listen to us comes across, so perhaps it doesn't matter that much--sin makes us really bad at being sincere, and whether that communication fails on our end or on God's, that cause is the same.  Our insincerity and/or hypocrisy are blocking us from being able to make that communication work.

Today, let's be willing to listen to God just as we want him to listen to us.  Let's make a commitment to do his will and to listen to his advice.  As we do, I think our prayers will become more and more effective. :)

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