Reminding God of His Word

I love it when those in the Bible use God’s Word to argue their case in prayer. Such was the case with Nehemiah. Due to the sin of Judah, Jerusalem was destroyed and the people were exiled to Babylon. Nehemiah knew that God had promised to do so with the sinful nation. However, Nehemiah also knew that God had promised to restore the people if they would return to Him. Nehemiah felt the need to remind God. So, he prayed, …

Remember the word which You commanded Your servant moses, saying, “If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remorte part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosed to cause My name to dwell” (Nehemiah 1:8-9).

By God’s grace, a remnant of Judah returned to the land under the leadership of Nehemiah.

These things ought to teach us to pray in accordance with the promises that He has made to us. Scour the Bible for them and try praying them.

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