Did you know that sometimes God refuses to listen to our prayers? That's hard to hear, but it's true. Bottom line is if we expect God to listen to and answer our prayers, we need to treat God like God--giving Him the honor, respect and praise He's due. The Israelites had a track record of turning away from God. Of course, they were still calling Him their God, but their hearts and their actions didn't line up. The result? God refuses to answer their prayers.
So what did these passages show you about God? What about our treatment of God? What did you learn about approaching God in prayer? Tami W.
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