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Answer Me When I Call

March 17, 2015

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Answer Me  When I Call

These days,  if we want information,  we look  to the Internet  for fast answers.     But  —  can it really  be trusted?     It should be well known  by now  that there are many bogus sites  on every subject.     We need  sound judgment  in separating  truth  from deception.     This is especially true  for web sites  regarding spiritual matters.

There are medical web sites  advocating Eastern meditation routines  with mantras.     They recommend Eastern meditation routines  to relax  and  ease pain,  depression,  and headaches  of every sort.     They also claim  there is probably  a scientific explanation  for it all.     The result?     Many now look upon meditation  and prayer  as a scientific means  of solving problems.     It is also assumed  that it does not matter  what spiritual beliefs  a person has  —  that spirituality can be  scientifically explained  —  that any sort  of spiritual experience  is okay  —  that “god”  can be  in any form  we desire,  since any religion  “works”  in answering our prayers.

The “gods”  of this world’s religions  cannot answer prayer,  because they are based  on myths.     Therefore,  Isaiah 45:20  says,

They have no knowledge,
Who carry about  their wooden idol
And pray  to a god  who cannot save.

And,  Jesus says  about the LORD,  in Matthew 5:45,

He causes  His sun  to rise  on the evil  and the good,  and sends rain  on the righteous  and the unrighteous.

It is in love  that the LORD  cares  for everyone  everywhere.     Nevertheless,  for those  who have come  to know God,  2 Kings 17:35  says,

You  shall  not fear  other gods,  nor bow down yourselves  to them  nor serve them  nor sacrifice  to them.

Our prayers  and meditation  on God’s word  is not  to be used  as a pain reliever  —  a scientific ritual  —  a pious work  —  a way  to manipulate God  —  or any other sort  of denial  of biblical truths.     Much rather,  it is  to be  as King David’s  humble praise  in Psalm 4:1,

Answer me  when I call,  O God  of my righteousness!
You have relieved me  in my distress;
Be gracious  to me  and hear  my prayer.

Here is humble praise  in acknowledging  the true God  —  our Creator and Redeemer.     Trusting His righteousness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your eternal truths.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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