Daily Bible Nugget #705, Proverbs 15:29

The Nugget:

Proverbs 15:29  The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

My Comment:

The Bible again tells us that God hears the prayers of the righteous. In a prior post in this series about what delights God, I shared the Bible evidence that declares that “the prayer of the upright is his delight” (Proverbs 15:8).

Here are the cross references as I have collected them in The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury for Proverbs 15:29 for the key words he heareth:

he heareth. *Pro 15:8, 1Sa 1:13, Psa 6:8; Psa 10:17, 18; +*Psa 34:15, 16, 17; Psa 38:9; Psa 65:2; +**Psa 66:18; +**Psa 66:19; *Psa 145:18; *Psa 145:19, Isa 30:18; Isa 38:14; Isa 58:8, 9, Lam 3:56, Luk 18:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, +*Joh 9:31, *Rom 8:26; *Rom 8:27, *Jas 5:16, 17, 18, *1Pe 3:12, +*1Jn 5:14; +*1Jn 5:15.

Here is the full text of several of the above cross references:

Psalms 34:15-17
15  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16  The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17  The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
King James Version

This remarkable promise ought to alert those who would treat the righteous unfairly or unjustly. In our day there has been a serious limiting of our freedoms and liberty manifested by increasing censorship, lawfare waged against individuals who have been outspoken in support of the truth, unjust imprisonment of what might as well be termed political prisoners without any effort to provide speedy trials because of alleged crimes of those who peacefully assembled at the Capitol of this country to support the rule of law and call attention to flagrant election improprieties. When I served as the Union Representative at Southeastern High School in Detroit I witnessed repeated and flagrant disregard of the provisions of the teacher contract by administrators. I can attest that God indeed works to punish those who engage in injustice and unfair treatment of others. We all need to stand firm in support of the truth and proper rule of law, and resist instances of lawlessness when we encounter them.

Psalms 66:18
18  If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
King James Version
Psalms 66:19
19  But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
King James Version

God may not immediately answer each of our prayer requests. I presented here a very extensive series of posts about why we sometimes, even perhaps often, experience the problem of unanswered prayer in a careful study of Psalm 66:18.

Daily Bible Nugget #108, Psalm 66:18

In this series about what delights God, you will recall I posted an extensive study of the silence of God. I recall hearing a most unforgettable study and testimony by Pastor Cole on the Moody Broadcasting Network; Pastor Cole said it had been his experience to see many remarkable answers to prayer early in his Christian life, but as he grew older in the Lord as well as chronologically, such remarkable answers were experienced less often.

1 Peter 3:12
12  For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
King James Version

1 John 5:14
14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
King James Version
1 John 5:15
15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
King James Version

A very important part of all our requests to God is to always stipulate “if it is according to Your will.”

I have only skimmed the surface of these important Bible truths. You will find it both instructive and encouraging to check out all the cross references I have shared above.


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1 Response to Daily Bible Nugget #705, Proverbs 15:29

  1. ken sagely says:

    hello jerry good bible studies proverbs15. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but He heareth the prayer of the righteous. cross ref. 1 peter 3.12 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous,and His ears are open unto their prayers,but the face of the Lord is against those that do evil. Psalm 34.18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. thank you for ministry of the word ken

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