But know that the Lord has set apart forHimself him who is godly; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
No one is more precious in the Lord’s sight than a godly person.God is pleased whenever He finds someone who strives to live arighteous life and bring glory to Him. God sets such people apart in aspecial place in His heart. They are always kept before Him, and Hestands ready to respond to their faintest cries for help. Sinseparates us from God, causing Him to close His ears to our praying.It is futile for us to pray when we are knowingly practicing sin. Butthe opposite is also true.
God chooses to honor us by listening to ourevery cry when we are living a godly life. An abiding security comeswith living a blameless life. The righteous person never has to wonderwhether God has listened to his prayer (1 John 5:14–15). The godlyperson has confidence that God has indeed heard her prayer and willimmediately respond in all of His power. It is exhilarating to be setapart by God, knowing that God observes your consecrated life and ispleased with what He sees. What a tremendous privilege to know thatyour life holds a special place in God’s heart! The world may notaccord any special status to you, but you will know that you arecherished by God. The world continues to find new ways to honorpeople, but even the world’s most extravagant accolades are pitifulcompared to the unfathomable blessing of holding a special place inthe heart of God!