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Be Dilligent and Earnest and Faithful

Updated on January 10, 2018

Be Diligent and Earnest and Faithful

Have you ever had someone say to you, “Can you pray for me?” There may be some of you who have only been awake for a few hours and have already heard these five words. When asked, do you pray? I don’t mean saying, “Sure, I’ll put you on my prayer list and will pray for you.” I mean stopping what you are doing and really reaching out to the throne of grace on behalf of the person who asked for your prayers.

So, now, let me ask you another thing. If you have stopped what you are doing and really reached out to the throne of grace on behalf of the person who asked for your prayers, have you done so as quickly as possible, as though you need to finish your prayer and get on to your own more important stuff? Or did you really reach out to the throne of grace on behalf of the person who asked you for your prayers?

Bereshit (Genesis) 32:24, 26, 31--”And Ya’akov was left alone. And a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of dawn. And He said, ‘Let Me go, for the day breaks.’ But he said, ‘I am not letting You go until You have blessed me!’ And the sun rose on him as he passed over PenuEL and he limped on his hip.”

Ya’akov (Jacob) wrestled all night long, until the sun could be seen coming up over the horizon, with the Man. Ya’akov knew that he knew that he knew there was a blessing and he was serious about getting the blessing and reaching the very throne of grace, no matter what it took … and in Ya’akov’s case it meant a wrenched hip.

Luqas (Luke) 7:3-5--”And hearing about Yeshua, he sent elders of the Yehudim to Him, asking Him to come and heal his servant. And when they came to Yeshua, they begged Him earnestly, saying, ‘He is worthy for You to grant this to Him, for he loves our nation, and has built the congregations for us.”

This captain had a servant who was sick and near death (Luqas 7:2) and serves as an example for the assembly of Yeshua today. When[ever] you have been asked to pray for someone, have you done so as diligently and as earnestly as the messengers of the captain? When[ever] you have been asked to pray for someone, have you done so as faithfully as the captain did?

The messengers that approached Yeshua next praises the captain. The captain is a man who truly loves those who are under his authority, and, when most Roman citizens did not fare well with the Yehudim, the captain loved the Yehudim as well. The captain did not just talk about being good or loving the Yehudim, he acted on his love for the Yehudim, even to helping finance a synagogue in Kephar Nahum (Capernaum).

Do we allow genuine and true affection and love to flow from within us?

This is the example that YeHoVaH has demonstrated for us when His love gave to us His Son, Yeshua ha-Meshiach.

A Blessing

Baruch Adonai yom yom ya’amos, lanu ha’EL Yeshuateinu.

Blessed be Adonai, Who daily carries our burden, the Elohim of our salvation. (Tehillim (Psalms) 68:19)

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