Reading February 2nd’s lesson in my Tabletalk magazine. At the end of each one, it has a ‘Coram Deo’ section (Coram Deo is Latin for ‘Before the face of God’). This one, interestingly enough, ties in with the sermon I was listening to this morning by Xavier over at RBA on Genesis 16 – God’s Faithfulness in Bleakness. The Coram Deo section says:
It can be easy for us to get discouraged when we have prayed for years and it seems that God has not intervened in our situation. We can be tempted to give up interceding for that sick person or wayward friend when things do not improve. But the example of Isaac and Rebekah shows us that we must persevere in the earnest prayer and not lose heart. Stay on your knees for the salvation of souls and other needs, for the Lord works in prayer even when we cannot yet see it.
So with that said:
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
Luke 18:1 ESV
And also, check out the sermon by Xavier. Tie in together beautifully and a constant reminder to us of just who God is. His ways are truly not our ways and His thoughts are so far beyond ours. He is truly above all and without a peer. The Lord is definitely LORD of all.
Grace and Peace.