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Proverbs 28:9  If you refuse to hear God's word, your prayer becomes offensive to Him.
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Proverbs 28:9 If you refuse to hear God's word, your prayer becomes offensive to Him.

Most people know the story of the man who was trapped on his roof during a flood and prayed for God to save him.  A couple of boats came by to give him a ride to safety, but he refused them saying, "God is going to help me!".  He also refused a lift from a helicopter for the same reason.  The floodwaters continued to rise until the man drowned.  When the man stood before God, he complained, "Lord, why didn't you save me?".  God replied, "I sent you two boats and a helicopter!"

This story is a little ridiculous, but when people turn away from hearing God's word they too are refusing rescue!  God sends His word to rescue people from the dangers of living in a perilous world, yet people refuse to listen!  In this age of technology, God's word has never been more accessible and easy to understand.  There are free apps that make it simple to discover what God has said about virtually any topic.  There are numerous bible-based channels and TV programs that are broadcasted 24-hours each day.  The sad truth is that after we refuse the boats and helicopters, prayer will not save us!  Your prayers will not be answered if you refuse to seek out and respond to God's word!  The good news is that no one has to be overcome by the floodwaters of life, we just need to listen.

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