#272 - Inquiring of the Lord - Part 1
Volume 1 - Prayers to Love God
Dear Father, a decision is the choice between something we think is good versus something we think is bad. There is a perceived right choice and a perceived wrong choice. A wrong choice will have negative consequences that we label as evil. Father, I believe that the knowledge of good and evil referred to in Genesis 3 was the definition of what is good and evil. Your definition can be labeled as truth. Adam and Eve's rebellion was to claim for themselves the privilege to define what is good and evil, what is right and wrong. They wanted to define truth, morality, and ethics for themselves. Father, our culture is teeming with proof that mankind is still attempting to define truth and morality for themselves. We do this because we want to be our own gods. We don't like being accountable to Your definitions of truth and morality. We will make up our own definitions and reassure ourselves there will be no consequences because You don't exist. History is one long miserable story of mankind wreaking havoc on earth because we follow false definitions of truth and morality. Father, Your Word often uses the phrase "inquired of the Lord." A righteous man calls out and asks You to define truth. He wants to know from You what is the right thing and what is the wrong thing to do. He asks You to define what is good and evil. It is called "inquiring of the Lord". Father, You want Your people to inquire of the Lord. We are to ask You for Your counsel about the various decisions, both trivial and significant, that we need to make. It is an act of humility. It is an act of surrender. It is an act of worship. It is the acknowledgement that You are God and we are not. It is also common sense. Our hearts are deep waters of chaos. We easily deceive ourselves. We lack understanding. Who else but You should we rely on for wisdom and direction? What should I do? Where should I go? What should I say? How should I think? How should I feel? Father, help me to "inquire of the Lord" each day. Amen.
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