God Knows — Give Yourself to Prayer

In return for my love they are my accusers,
But I give myself to prayer.
Thus they have rewarded me evil for good,
And hatred for my love.

Psalm 109:4-5

Thank You, LORD Jesus, for loving us, for going to the cross to bear our sins, for rising again, and for now living with the Father in heaven. We trust that one day You will come back and take us to be with You forever. What a day that will be! Help us now, O LORD we pray, to listen to Your Word. Lead us to do according to Your Word. Guide us in telling others about the wondrous things You have done and are about to do. We praise You for Your perfect Wisdom and Love. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

God is omniscient. He knows what we are doing, thinking of, and what is on our hearts. Our opinions, the way we think about individual people and certain things, are not hidden from Him. Our life is an open book to Him, and so are the lives of those who are against us.

People crave for all sorts of things and naturally prefer the easy and fast way. They want to be laughing and not crying at all, living in mansions and not in small houses, eating gourmet food instead of bread and legumes, and listening to music that keeps the beat rather than singing praises in harmony.

Today’s sermons need to entertain and promote self. They are not allowed to offend a single person in any way. Sweetened rather than salted teaching is what the modern congregation usually cries out for.

There is great resistance against the Word of God. It’s nothing new under the sun and has always been with us. We should expect it when we are talking to an unbeliever. And, yes, we should presume it to happen while pointing out sin to our sister who is a believer.

People do not like it when they are asked to move out of their comfort zone or to give up things they cling to. So they will resist and fight against anyone who points out their faults. It is the pure and unrefined salt, however, that is cleansing, relishing, and preserving. Sugar will not do. Sweet talk will not help.

Let’s go back to Psalm 109:4 and let us be encourage to pray even the more after they accused us of hate:

In return for my love they are my accusers,
But I give myself to prayer.

Seek the LORD and give yourself to prayer.

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