Friday, October 4, 2019

Asking the right way . . . .

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
We all were taught manners . . .at least I hope so! Please and thank you being the basics, along with yes sir, no ma'am, etc. There is always a right and wrong way to speak, especially when speaking to those in authority! In fact, using manners often gains one favor, especially in today's world where manners and etiquette have often been forgotten and never taught! Asking the right way usually produces good results!

The Jews would not even speak the name of God. The Jews wanted to be certain not to misuse the Name of the Lord, so Adonai was used, in respect to His instruction in th Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:7).  So when the Creator of the universe granted full access to His Throne, we too have guidelines! We must approach Him with respect, humbly, in awe, and yes, with a certain Godly fear! After all, He is not simply any king, any leader, but THE Lord of lords and King of kings!
 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:5-8)
So when we are in need, let's go to the proper authorities with respect. When we go to God, let's ask the right way!

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