Did You Think to Pray?

Our text is from Jeremiah 8 verse 6.  I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

In the verses preceding the setting is the Nation of Judah in a backslidden condition and the Lord wants them to repent of this and seek him but they don’t want to.  They don’t want to seek him first.  They just want to do what they want to do and go about their own business in the way they see fit without the Lords guidance and as a result they suffer many things including death itself.

This is how many live today.  Our text says that many get up in the morning and head out of the door just as a horse rushes into battle.  Did you ever see a horse race?  They rush out of the gate and down the track just like there’s no tomorrow.  That’s how many live each day.  Notice that they say, “What have I done?”  We would say, “What’s wrong with what I’m doing?”  Well, friend the wrong thing may not be with what you are doing but how you start off at the beginning of your day.  You don’t have the wisdom needed to direct your own paths nor the foreknowledge to handle the day that lies ahead for many things can arise unsuspected.  You cannot handle the devil and his forces.  He will defeat you every time without the grace of God and his direction.

You may be saying, “I’m doing just fine without the Lord.”  Really?  This is very much like driving down the highway on a long trip, and as long as you don’t’ run out of gas you don’t need anything but, you will run out of gas eventually and you will need to pull over and stop.  That’s not all.  There will be things that will happen in your life that you will need a outside force to intervene or you will be in deep trouble.  Chances are there have already been things happen during your course of life you are totally unaware of, and if it wasn’t by the grace of God, you would would already be in a mess or worse.  It’s really a miracle of God that you live past 5 years old.  Think about all the things that could of happened to you up till then including diseases.

So today when you wake up…Did You Think to Pray?

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