Proverbs Challenge, October 2016 – Day Twenty-eight
Today’s reflection in the twenty-eighth chapter of Proverbs led me to verse nine – “He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, even his prayer is an abomination.” It is worth noting that God has inspired the writer to capture this statement. When we turn away our ear from listening to the law, our very prayer becomes an abomination to God! In other words, when we reject the offer of life in Christ God provides, we cannot even lift acceptable prayer to God. God loves us and cares for us so much that He doesn’t even listen to those who ignore His love, grace and mercy.
My prayer is that God will help me listen more and more to His Word. I am asking Him to help me turn my ear to His law, obeying Him in all things and seeking His will in my life day by day, moment by moment. I want, I need my prayers to be acceptable to God! I need to know He listens and hears when I pray. So I need to commit to listening to what He says. How about you?