David Jeremiah 1 July 2022 Devotional | Turning Point Today

David Jeremiah 1 July 2022 Devotional | Turning Point Today

David Jeremiah 1 July 2022 Devotional | Turning Point Today

Read and Meditate on Today’s Turning Point Daily Devotional for 1st July 2022 written by Dr David Jeremiah. May the Lord bless you as you study His Word today!

DR DAVID JEREMIAH 1 JULY 2022 FRIDAY DEVOTIONAL

Today’s Topic: Not Long or Loud (JULY 1, 2022)

Scripture: And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. . . . [or] use vain repetitions as the heathen do. – Matthew 6:5

Elijah and the pagan prophets had a powerful encounter on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18).

The true deity—the God of Israel or Baal—would prove himself by sending fire to consume a sacrifice. The pagan prophets spent the entire day calling upon Baal, to no avail. They shouted, danced, and cut themselves, all for the purpose of getting their god’s attention—and he never responded.

Pagan worshipers spent much of their time seeking to gain the attention of their deity in order to receive his favor and blessing. Some of this mentality had apparently worked its way into Jewish religious life. Jesus warned His audiences against praying like pagans: making a spectacle in public, babbling the same words over and over, trying to impress God and gain His favor (Matthew 6:5-7). Jesus said, “Do not be like them” (Matthew 6:8). Instead, pray to God as you would talk to a father: “Our Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:9).

We get God’s ear as His child when we come to Him in the Name of His Son, not because we pray long and loud prayers.

All that needs to be spoken or written about prayer is in the Bible.
E. F. Hallock

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David Jeremiah 1 July 2022 Devotional | Turning Point Today

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