“If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.” Proverbs 28:9.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Proverbs 28-29, Psalm 60, and Romans 16.
I believe that God tunes us out when we ignore Him.
We know His Word well enough to know that we shouldn’t do something……..and we do it. Then we try our usual prayer routine. God is not mocked!
Even in our most casual relationships, if we treat someone rudely they aren’t going to want to listen to us.
We need to be right with God to have Him hearing us. That is a pretty stern warning and not one to be taken lightly. I want to always be able to communicate with Him. To lose that capability would be a disaster.
Solutions? First, I must walk in step with Him. Second, when I mess up I MUST own up to it and get it corrected so that my relationship to God is restored.
“Lord, forgive me for behaving as if You are unaware of what I do. You are aware. Thank You for the warning about my behavior impacting our relationship. I want to be tight to You. Help me. Prick my conscience when I am off course. I want nothing to mess up on our relationship. I love You, Lord.”
If my behavior effects my connection to God, I must be tuned to disconnections and keen on corrections.