Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bounds: connected

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
    —Proverbs 15:29 (NIV)
    Prayer and a holy life are one. They mutually act and react. Neither can survive alone... We are in danger of substituting churchly work and a ceaseless round of showy activities for prayer and holy living. A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet. If, by any chance, a prayer chamber should be established without a holy life, it would be a chamber without the presence of God in it.
    ... E. M. Bounds (1835-1913), Purpose in Prayer, New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1920, p. 49 (see the book)
    See also 2 Kings 4:32-33; Ps. 17:1; Pr. 15:29; Matt. 6:6; 14:23; Acts 10:9; Eph. 3:14-15; Jas. 5:16; 1 Pet. 3:12; 1 John 1:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, visit me at prayer.
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