Verse of the Day

Today's Verse

I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.

Psalm 17:6 NKJV

Devotion

“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God'” (Psalm 14:1). Even though the fool knows better, he denies the reality of God to himself and to others (Romans 1:18-21). That’s what makes him a fool. I’m not a fool, because I freely acknowledge that there is a God in heaven above that I can call upon.

I have called upon Him because He is a God who will hear. He’s not like Baal, the false god of the Middle East. When the prophet Elijah challenged the priests of Baal they called out to him. They even went so far as to cut themselves in order to get his attention. But Baal never responded, because Baal is not real. Jehovah God, on the other hand, responded to Elijah’s call with fire from heaven (1 Kings 18:20-40). God is real and He is there to respond.

I have called upon the true God who will hear me and I have asked Him to incline His ear to me. It’s not just Elijah that can call out to God and expect Him to pay attention. It’s not just the saints and prophets of old who could call out to Him and expect Him to turn towards them. God will incline His ear to anyone who believes that He is real. He will incline His ear to them and reward them for seeking Him out (Hebrews 11:6).

I have called upon the God who inclines His ear to me to hear my speech—to hear what I have to say. I have things that I need, cares and concerns that need to be addressed. I know that the God who is real will answer me and will help me with my problems. He does not incline His ear to me just to listen to me; He is more than just curious. He is a God who answers the requests of those who call to Him. He is good to me (Psalm 13:6).

I have called upon you, O God, and I know you will answer me!