6/2/14

Believer: Doth The LORD Hear Thy Voice In The Morning? And Dost Thou Then Look Up? Psalms 5:3

'My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up' (Psalms 5:3)

"I will direct my prayer’ as an arrow, and after that, 'I will look up,' to see if it has hit. When the prayer is directed in the morning, the 'look up' lasts all day" - Charles Stanford

There are many early risers mentioned in the Bible. These men of God found solutions to life’s problems by directing their prayers to the LORD, who would hear and assist them in their endeavours for the day. Before the day began they received the confidence necessary to shoulder responsibilities.

Abraham rose early in the morning to stand before the Lord. (Genesis 19:27)
Jacob rose early in the morning, to worship the Lord. (Genesis 28:18)
Moses rose early to build an altar to God (Exodus 24:4) and
to meet God at Sinai. (Exodus 34:4)
Hannah and Elkanah rose early to worship God. (1 Samuel 1:19)
Job rose early to offer sacrifices. (Job 1:5)
David awakened early for prayer. (Psalm 119:147 & Psalm 57:8)
Hezekiah rose up early and gathered the rulers of the city and went up
to the house of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 29:20)
The Son of God rose early to go to a solitary place to pray. (Mark 1:35)

"The camel kneels at break of day, to have his guide pack his load,
Then rises up fresh to take the desert road.
So thou should’st kneel at morning’s dawn, that God may give thee daily care,
Assured that He no load too great will make thee bear"


(Author unknown; source: Bible Gems)

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