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Proverbs 21 - Key

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The king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Sometimes we get frustrated because we feel like we can't do something about a bad situation that we care a lot about. For example, situations with relatives, the government, and friends that we want to see walking with the Lord.

But we can do something about it: We can pray that the Lord would change their hearts, and He can. We should be provoked to pray more with passion about these cares, because the Lord is ...a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Calling on Him when we're in trouble is actually a way to glorify Him: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)

Application

There are many areas where I could apply this, but one specific example is a local University, which is considering the expansion of embryonic stem cell research, which would, in my opinion, provide an incentive for abortions. I know that a board of Regents aren't literally kings, but I think this key verse (Proverbs 21:1) still applies. I'll pray, and the Lord can change their hearts.

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