A Few More Lessons to Learn
March 23, 2021
And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala (Matthew 15:39).
Continuing on from the lessons learned on Sunday and Monday, we add:
Lesson 8: We should not be discouraged when our prayers are not immediately answered. God knows the proper time to respond to our requests, and it may be of greater significance to us that the answers should be delayed. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered not a word (Matthew 23).
Lesson 9: We should prevail in prayer until we hear from the Lord. And we should not be discouraged if the anticipated answer to our prayers is not within the will of God. Rather, we should rejoice that God’s will is made known to us and that we can follow His will in obedience.
Lesson 10: We should always bow before the Lord in humble faith (Matthew 15:27). We must never think too highly of ourselves or too much of the mercy and grace of God that He will do our bidding because of who we think we are. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Lesson 11: Jesus will always care for His own. We can be confident that His will is that we trust in Him for all things because He has the power and resources to meet every need in our life (Matthew 6:25-34; 15:32-38).
Lesson 12: We must care for the needy among us. There is a great number of needy people in the world, and God takes care of them all according to His will. He also cares for the birds of the air, the fish in the waters, and the animals on the land. It is a small thing for us to supply the needs of the few needy people among us (Matthew 15:36-38).
Lesson 13: In all things, great or small, high or low, to our advantage or disadvantage, we should be grateful to the Lord because He promised He would never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19), He will take what little we have and make it sufficient for the need (Matthew 15:36), and He will make all things work to our benefit (Romans 8:28).
“Lord Jesus, there are so many things we need to learn more diligently from You that we can never remember them all. I pray Your Holy Spirit will bring these lesson to mind in the times they are needed so that we can minister them to others and thereby bring honor and glory to Your name. Amen.”