Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
They say to God, Depart from us,
For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.”
The consequences of prayerlessness are disastrous and frightening.
By avoiding prayer and the knowledge of God and His ways, people say, “What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?” (Job 21:15, KJV).
Instead of seeking God for who He is and what He wants to do in and through them, they are simply looking out for themselves. They think they can use Him or get something out of Him, and only then do they call on Him.
But the Word of God clearly tells us that this is not true prayer. True prayer is seeking God for who He is, not what He can do for an individual.
What are the results of prayerlessness? One of the strongest rebukes is this: “Lo, their good is not in their hand” (Job 21:16, KJV). The prayerless will never know true goodness. No good will come to them—only evil. Nothing good will ever be given into their hands.
Thank God for prayer. Thank God for forgiveness. Thank God for a better way!
A Prayer for Today:
Father God, Lord, I desire deep communion with You. I never want to be guilty of the sin of prayerlessness. I want to be used to touch others, but I increasingly realize that I must first invite You into every part of my life every day so You can permeate my thoughts, intents, and plans. I long for Your anointing. I seek Your revelation and intimate fellowship. Help me to follow You as a willing vessel of honor for You. I pray this in the Name that is above all names, Amen!