When shouldn’t we pray anymore? When we ought to take action.
Look at Exodus 14:15, “And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:”
What God was saying to Moses was to stop praying and move out, or now is the time to take action.
Let’s look also at James 2:15-16, “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?”
It’s time to give not a time to piously pray.
The same philosophy of not praying can be applied to putting away sin and submitting to God’s will.
Concerning sin, we see this is Joshua 7:10-11, “And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.”
God is saying there is sin in the camp and get it taken care of. Concerning God’s will we see this in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9. “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
When God says no it’s time to stop praying.
Where God has already spoken there is no need to pray, just to obey. We don’t pray about keeping God’s commandments. Reading and obeying the Word of God comes before our getting ONLINE WITH GOD.
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456 Jamison Rd Washington Court House, OH