Compare Translations for 1 Samuel 12:23
Samuel, having challenged a review of his public life, received unanimous testimony to the unblemished honor of his personal character. Samuel said that, while they had obtained the change of government they so urgently desired, their conduct was highly displeasing to their heavenly King. The Septuagint reads “Barak,” and some versions read “Samson,” which seems more natural.
If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him, and do not rebel against his commands, good! But if you do not obey the LORD, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.
What does the Bible say about not praying?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” Now, as a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting, and I will state unequivocally that I would never tell anyone to stop praying.
Why is Prayerlessness a sin?
3. All obedience is righteousness, while all disobedience is evil doing. The Lord has given us this command to pray, and if we do not follow it, we are clearly sinning against Him.
What does the Bible say about God not answering prayers?
– God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by hidden pride in your heart; whoever turns away his ear from hearing the Law, his prayer [shall be] abomination.
What are the dangers of Prayerlessness?
Prayer is the believers’ staff that allows them to move with God. No king can be ordained without his staff, and he cannot issue commands without it because the staff backs up his ordination and authority.
Who did God tell to stop praying?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” As a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting.
What is the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
Does God command us to pray?
u201cThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.u201d As you can see, the Bible commands us to pray and tells us what it accomplishes, so take advantage of this wonderful gift known as prayer.
What the Bible says about laziness?
“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.” “A sluggard’s appetite is never satisfied, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” “All hard work brings profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
What it means to pray fervently?
1: extremely hot: the fervent sun. 2: exhibiting or characterized by intense emotion: zealous fervent prayers, a fervent supporter, fervent patriotism.
Why should I pray if God doesn’t answer?
Takeaway: God always answers prayers, even when the answer is no; we don’t always get what we want because God wants us to be self-sufficient; rather than using God as a crutch, he wants to know if we still have faith even when he doesn’t give us what we want.
Why keep praying when there is no answer?
God wants you to think about the Blesser. Consistent prayer clarifies your request, and a delayed response gives you time to clarify exactly what you want and refine your prayers. When you pray to your heavenly Father repeatedly, it distinguishes deep longings from whims.
What would happen if a person has no prayer life?
Doubts, discouragement, fatigue, distraction, inner restlessness, haste, despair, and self-righteousness can be enemies of prayer, fostering disunity. Life without prayer is a life without power.