Good morning people who know it’s about God’s goodness
Matthew 6:7 NIV And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
In this highlighted statement above by Jesus, today I want to laser in on the word ‘their’.
Jesus tells us that the pagans thought that the Father would primarily hear them because of their many words.
Yes, in context, it is talking about the quantity of their words. But I also feel Father say that the pagans thought they would be heard because it was their words. Put a different way, they thought they were so important, therefore what they said was so important, therefore, God would listen because of who they were.
Here’s what I feel Father is showing me:
The inclination of the Father towards us is not because of our words or who we are, but because of His heart and Who He is.
God listens to our prayers because of how good He is, not because of how good we are!
Let’s keep the right perspective with our prayers: God more than us.