Fear of God Devotional: Growing in Godliness

Why is private prayer and the reading of Scripture so critical to building a relationship with God?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that private prayer and the reading of Scripture is incredibly important in the life of a Christian. If we are going to have a relationship with God, He is going to have to speak to us through His Word. We correspondingly speak to Him through prayer.

Without prayer and the faithful reading of Scripture, there cannot be a relationship with God. Every Christian ought to strive to have communion with God through prayer and reading His Word. But prayer and reading Scripture alone is not enough. There has to be a desire for God and a desire to hear from Him.

Ephesians 6:18 (NKJV) – “[P]raying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”