Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, February 13, 2020

Theme: PRAYING AND WAITING ON THE LORD ALWAYS

Text: “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” – Psalm 27:13,14.

Comment: Having made their requests known to God in prayer, the people of God should believe that He is taking care of the problem and that all they need do is to patiently wait, while still praying. God made the patriachs shining examples of patience. Abraham was 100 years when he had his rightful heir through Sarah! Isaac and his wife Rebecca had their twin babies, Jacob and Esau, after 20 years of marriage. (Genesis 21:5; 25: 20-26) Christians of today who find themselves in circumstances similar to those of Zecharias and Elizabeth or Isaac and Rebecca, have great lessons to learn regarding the benefits of prayer and of waiting for God, as David the prophet charged the worshippers of God in the text for today.

 

We should not, in the quest for a child, resort to witch doctors or do any abominable thing that is contrary to God’s will. God commanded the Israelites thus: “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” – Deuteronomy 18:9-12. See also Isaiah 8:19.

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