Saturday, January 25, 2020

Genesis 31:1-55; Job 42:1-17; Matthew 17:14-18:14

Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib…I have heard. 2 Kings 19:20
Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears. 2 Kings 20:5

We should not be surprised that King Hezekiah’s prayers were heard and answered. We learn that He trusted in the Lord (18:5), clave to the Lord (18:6), and kept His commandments (18:6). John tells us: “whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight” (1 John 3:22). Make sure nothing is hindering or harming your prayer life today! —Pete Smith

How sweet, how blessed is the thought,
That Thou dost hear Thy people’s cries!—Thomas Kelly