Unanswered prayers

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 21:1-10, 38:1-6 (day one)
“Please inquire of the Lord on our behalf, for King Nebuchadnezzar is making war against us; perhaps the Lord. . . will make him withdraw from us.  Thus says the Lord . . .’I myself will fight against you’ ”  (v 2, 5)  With apologies to Garth Brooks, there are some unanswered prayers for which we will NOT be thankful.  Moments when God will say “no” to us in the strongest of terms.  After years of warning from Jeremiah, the army of Babylon has actually come.  Siege walls are being set up.  The situation is desperate.  Now the King, who for years has ignored the Word of God, is interested in the help of God.  It is too late.  The time for repentance has passed.  There will be better days in the future.  God still has mercy.  The request, however, that will not be granted is for God to make years of unbelief consequence free.  That prayer will go unanswered.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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