We learn from theses verses on prayer how Paul could write some of the things he did earlier on in the epistle. But even more importantly, in a complex age filled with anxiety and fear, we are reminded here of the necessity of simple trust in God through prayer
In some ways, the rest of Romans 12 lays out what living Romans 12:1-2 and a life holy to God looks like. How does God’s Word say a transformed mind lives in a cursed world? This specific scripture gives three ways, and I want to develop them this morning.
Our text this morning is the story of Israel’s first conflict after defeating Egypt. This morning, I think it’s better to approach our text from the ground up. I want us to understand what’s going on, and then draw lessons for us from what the passage reveals.
It is instructive to frame verses 5:22 – 6:9 in terms of the great despondency of the Israelites in Egypt described in ch. 5. We see Moses’s response, and then we hear from God. In all this, the passage emphasizes God’s purpose to bring glory to himself through the redemption of his people. The Holy Spirit wants to draw us in to this great agenda, that we would glorify God ourselves.