Praying Through the Bible #38 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT: Job 21:15: “What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?”
We are in a series of messages titled “Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible”. The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the new Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have done 37 messages in this series.
This is message #38 titled “Is There Profit in Prayer?”
Today, as we return to the book of Job, we come across a question that I am sure many people have asked. Job asks this question in the midst of a discussion about the seeming prosperity of those who do not serve God. These wicked people ask, ‘Who is God that we should serve him? Why should we pray to him? Is there even any profit in prayer?’
If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that at times, some of us have wondered the same thing: Why should I keep praying? What good is there in spending this time in prayer? The devil will sometimes come to us as we pray, and remind us of all of the things we could be doing instead of praying. And, if our prayers are not getting answered as fast as we want them to be answered, we are tempted to throw up our hands and say, ‘What’s the use?’
So, taking this question from the book of Job, I want to give you tonight three reasons why prayer is profitable.