Enlightening Scriptures

When Faith and Prayer are Not Enough

Exodus 14:15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward. . . .”

Joshua 7:8,10-12 Oh, Lord, what shall I say, after Israel has turned their backs before their enemies! . . . The Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face like that? Israel has sinned . . . Therefore the children of Israel can’t stand before their enemies . . .”

1 Samuel 15:22  . . .Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the Lord’s voice? . . .

1 Samuel 16:1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite; for I have provided a king for myself among his sons.”

Psalms 66:18 If I cherished sin in my heart, the Lord wouldn’t have listened.

Proverbs 28:9 He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Isaiah 58:6-8 “Isn’t this the fast that I have chosen: to release the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? . . . Then . . . your healing will appear quickly . . .

Isaiah 59:1-2 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it can’t save; nor his ear dull, that it can’t hear. But your iniquities have separated you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Micah 3:4 Then they will cry to The Lord, but he will not answer them. Yes, he will hide his face from them at that time, because they made their deeds evil.”

Matthew 5:24 Leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

1 Peter 3:7 You husbands, in the same way, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered. (Emphasis mine)




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