Today’s Reading: Isaiah 37:1‐38:22, Galatians 6:1‐18, Psalm 65:1‐13, Proverbs 23:24
Context – Sennacherib has invaded Judah, insulted God and plans to take Jerusalem. Hezekiah ends his prayer for deliverance with these words.
Isaiah 37:20 – “So now, O Lord our God, save us from (Sennacherib’s) hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord.”
- What? Save us
- Why? That the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord
Is this truly the motive behind most of my prayers? Do I ask God to answer me so that his name and his renown will be made known through his response?
Apply: I need to consistently evaluate the why behind my prayers of petition. I want to listen carefully to the heart motives in my prayers today.
What motivates the requests in your prayers? Is it for your name’s sake or for God’s?