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Feb. 11, 2020

Affirming Our Purpose: Why Biblical Prayer? - God pt 2.2.b

Affirming Our Purpose: Why Biblical Prayer? - God pt 2.2.b

The God to whom we direct our prayers is in no way an invention of mankind.

We have seen the gods of all the lands around God’s people are merely powerful versions of ourselves. They are petty, limited in power and knowledge, they squabble and lie and cheat, and above all, they are needy beings, and the Mesopotamians believed if they treated and served their gods, perhaps they could be happy for a while.

The God is the Bible is Spirit who no one has seen, He is holy himself, and He demands holiness from His creatures.

Yet, He is infinitely merciful and patient and gracious, going so far as to send His only begotten Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

No man could even conceive of I AM who I AM.

The Bible reveals the true God to us, and as we bow before Him in prayer, we are assured He is and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him, precisely because He is utterly unlike us.

All our Scripture quotes are drawn from the NASB 1977 edition.

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