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"And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul."
- Psalm 106:15
 
If we as Christians persist in praying for what we know is not for our spiritual good, we may receive it, but to our own hurt. Two Bible stories from Israel's wilderness years clearly illustrate this fact.
 
If you have the time take your Bible and read Numbers 11. How the Israelites complained bitterly about their manna diet and what they received. The second story is about the prophet Balaam. He wanted the prestige and . . .

"And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul."
- Psalm 106:15
 
If we as Christians persist in praying for what we know is not for our spiritual good, we may receive it, but to our own hurt. Two Bible stories from Israel's wilderness years clearly illustrate this fact.
 
If you have the time take your Bible and read Numbers 11. How the Israelites complained bitterly about their manna diet and what they received. The second story is about the prophet Balaam. He wanted the prestige and wealth he had been promised by the elders of Moab if he'd curse Israel. He got his reward from Balak, but soon afterward the sinful prophet was slain with the sword. Numbers 31:8
 
Take warning from Israel and Balaam. Be submissive to the LORD'S will. To keep asking for what you know is displeasing to God is to engage in harmful praying.
 
Let faith each meek petition fill
And waft it to the skies,
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still
That grants it or denies.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don't pray amiss-you may get what you ask for. 

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