FYI: When God WON’T Answer Prayers

FYI: When God WON’T Answer Prayers

Proverbs 1:24-33(KJV):

“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regardedA; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”

These scriptures give us a very sober and serious warning about rejecting the Lord and refusing to hear His Words. This warning is for all God haters and those who refuse to yield to God. We have a very loving and compassionate God. However, there is a point that we can continue to reject God and His Word and He will finally leave us alone. This is a frightening thought. In the New Testament we are also warned of this:

The Lord makes it very clear how one can come to the place where God will not answer:

* Failure to answer when God calls

* Failure to listen to God’s counsel

* Despising correction and reproof from God

* Hating God’s knowledge

* Showing disrespect and no fear of God

* Turning away from God (backsliding)

* Making prosperity their goal

By doing these things we actually are sowing seeds of rebellion which will produce the fruit of destruction. In our lives, there comes a time when we will simply reap what we have sown. The Lord will allow us to have what we want, but with our own way, comes bitter fruit that is our lot also. However, on the positive side, when we do listen and obey God we are promised to dwell safely and not walk in the fear of evil. God wants to bless us, but the choice is ours. We shall reap what we sow.


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