FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY, 2020
HE STILL ANSWERS PRAYER
KEY VERSE: “And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee” (GENESIS 24:45).
Today's text reveals one of the most striking proofs of the faithfulness of God concerning what He says: "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear" (Isaiah 65:24). It speaks truly about God's awesomeness, omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence! Finite man does not have the language to fully describe the greatness of this great God, but we do have the sensibilities to stand in awe of the Creator Who orders our journey when we place it in His hands! The point is, God answers our prayers to shore-up our faith in Him and make nonsense the cynicism of the heathen. Such was the amazement of Abraham's servant at the prompt answer to His prayer. "And the man (Abraham's servant) wondering at her (Rebekah) held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not". Full of gratitude, he "...bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD" (verse 26). His request was dramatically granted by God, Genesis 24:14-27. The Bible is replete with accounts of God's marvelous work through the prayers that were presented to Him in absolute faith. He is no respecter of persons; as He granted the request of Abraham and Eliezer, the loyal servant, He will grant ours too. But we must ensure that we ask in faith and in line with His will.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: As God was faithful in Bible times, so He will be forever.
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