Be a servant, fear the Lord.

The key to being heard by God is to be a servant who delights in the fear of the Lord. Jesus was heard in that He feared: “who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear” (Heb. 5:7).

Nehemiah 1:11 O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the kings cupbearer.

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One Response to Be a servant, fear the Lord.

  1. Franz Buhlmann says:

    Proverbs 28:9
    One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

    1 John 5:1-3
    Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

    Here is what we get the word “hearing” from the Hebrew:
    h8085. שָׁמַע šâma‘; a primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.

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