The Riddle and The Reward
In the book of Judges 14:12, Samson put forth a riddle to some Philistines and offered them a reward if they could give a correct answer to that riddle. I have a riddle that I would like to share today.
When can it happen? – It happens in the morning, evening, 3 times a day, before meals, after meals, at bedtime, at midnight, day and night, when you’re young, when you’re old, when you’re troubled or when you’re joyful.
Where can it happen? – It can happen in a cave, in a closet, in a garden, on a mountainside, by a river, by the sea, in the street, in the
Temple, at home, in the stomach of a fish, in battle, on a housetop, in a prison, in the wilderness and on a cross.
Finally, it should never be limited to certain times, places or circumstances.
You’ve probably guessed by now that the “it” that I’ve been talking about is prayer. To those of you who guessed the correct answer, I am not able to give you a reward. However, I know someone who can reward you as you make prayer a daily practice.
Hebrews 11:6, speaking of God, tells us that “….he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” What kind of reward does God give? Psalm 91:15-His presence in our troubles and deliverance, I Chronicles 16:11-God’s strength, John 16:24-joy that is full and Luke 11:9-opened doors of opportunity, just to name a few.
What a marvelous privilege it is to have an audience with the King of Kings through the medium of prayer. More than ever before, may we echo the words of the disciples in Luke 11:1, “Lord, teach us to pray……..”
The Outcome of Prayer
The privilege and duty of prayer
Is beckoning souls who will care
The rewards are eternal
From One who’s Supernal
To those who will labor in prayer.