The Definition of Faith, Part 8 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #246)


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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Luke 21:36 which reads: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

Watch therefore, and pray always. Watch against sin; watch in every duty, and make the most of every opportunity to do good. Pray always: those shall be accounted worthy to live a life of praise in the other world, who live a life of prayer in this world. May we begin, employ, and conclude each day attending to Christ’s word, obeying his precepts, and following his example, that whenever he comes we may be found watching.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from G. Campbell Morgan. He said: “Prayer is life passionately wanting, wishing, desiring God’s triumph. Prayer is life striving and toiling everywhere and always for that ultimate victory.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 8 of our series titled “THE DEFINITION OF FAITH” from Dr. John R. Rice.

Faith may be based on the known mercy of God without a definite promise. Faith may be based on a plain word of God in the Bible. Faith may be based upon a clear and tested impression given by the Holy Spirit that God wants us to do a certain thing and that He will lead us and bless us. And so faith may be based upon what we know of the nature of God. Knowing God’s holiness, we know He will not sin. We know how merciful He is, and, if there are no elements in a situation that demand judgment, the very nature of God may demand mercy.

In such a case, knowing what God is like, we may know what He wants to do and will do in certain circumstances. God will always do right, will always act in accordance with His own righteous and merciful nature. Of course we must learn what God is like and what He will do from a heart-knowledge of the Word of God and the blessed teaching of the Holy Spirit. Men do not by wisdom find God. So this faith, based on the general assurance that God’s nature obligates Him to act in a certain way, and to answer certain prayers, must still grow out of the Bible and be wrought in us by the Holy Spirit.

+ Plus, listen to Brian Free and Assurance singing “Praying Man”

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