This past Sunday evening we began a new discipleship course on the book of Proverbs. One of the overriding themes of the book is the contrast between wisdom and folly (foolishness). Proverbs is a book of pithy truisms which serve as practical guides by which we should live our lives so that we achieve knowledge and wisdom. As I reviewed our sermon from last Sunday about the privileges we have as adopted children in the Family of God, the thought occurred to me that one of the great privileges we enjoy is that of communicating directly with the Creator of the Universe. Scripture reminds us that God DESIRES our prayers, earnestly wants us to bring our praises and petitions to Him, and promises to hear our prayers (1 Chron. 16:11, Ps. 145:18, Phil. 4:6, Col. 4:2, Ja. 5:16, etc.). Knowing this, would it not be sheer folly to forsake our right to pray? We hold the power to tap into the greatest force in the universe, why on earth would we not use it? Start your quest for wisdom today – PRAY!
-Pastor Dave Jones