The Danger of Iniquity
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
Today’s Morsel: I often wonder if the delay in our prayers is due to sin in our lives. The Lord told Solomon, “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:13-14) Isaiah warned, “Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1-2)
Having been give warning and understanding here with these two passages of scriptures, have you searched yourself for hidden sin? Is there immoral or grossly unfair behavior in your life? Is there wickedness, sinfulness, and immorality hidden in your heart? If so, confess it to Jesus. You don’t want to keep having your prayer unanswered. Always keep the telephone line to glory open. It is easy, just clear the line with repentance.
Sing: Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not always from Thy presence, Oh Lord, take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me, the joy of Thy salvation and renew a right spirit with me.
Thought For Today: “Keep the telephone line to glory open.”