Learning to Pray (pt.2) #222

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Scripture(s):
Genesis 3:8-14
Date:
01/20/2024

Genesis 3:8-14 (KJV)

8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Genesis 3:8-9 (NASB)

8 They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

9 Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

  • Biblical prayer is always a dialogue, not a monologue.
  • Biblical prayer is never about informing God of our needs, He already knows. It is about God informing us of His plans.
  • Biblical faith is not about the results but about trusting God during the process.
  • In the Bible when God ask questions, He is typically not looking for information. He’s omniscient. He is often looking for conviction on our part.
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