2 Hear [shama`] the voice [qowl] of my supplications [tachanuwn], when I cry [shava`] unto
thee, when I lift up [nasa'] my hands [yad] toward thy holy [qodesh]
oracle [dabiyr]. KJV-Interlinear
2 Hear the
voice of my supplications when I cry to Thee for help, When I lift up my hands
toward Thy holy sanctuary. NASB
Supplications are the pleadings of an inferior toward a superior. Pleadings of one who is in need, of one who has difficulties, of one who it at a disadvantage, toward one who can help.
To cry out, does not imply tears, but emphasizes the urgency of the request.
Lifting up the hands, signifies neediness, helplessness, surrender, a reaching out.
Toward the holy oracle, is more than the direction of prayer, it is the environment and the disposition and the dispatching of the prayer. It is a reference to the inner most part of, and the holiest location, wherein God resides and thus hears the requests that are made. This is the fellowship sphere within which God the Father hears all prayer. Anything presented outside of fellowship, is not acknowledged.
A lot of people in this world are in need, are helpless and certainly look to someone or something of a higher power for the answer or solution to their situation, but God honors those who honor truth.
And to gain an audience with God, you have to follow His rules of truth, in truth.
God is perfect and He will not deal with imperfection, so, you have to become perfect. But your perfection must be in accordance with His rules of perfection, not yours. Perfection is the only way you can enter into His sanctuary.
As God is pure, so you must be pure. As God is clean, so you must be clean. As God is just, so you must be just. As God is righteous, so you must be righteous. And the terms or these attributes are defined by God, never by man.
Justice and righteousness is accomplished when you believe in Christ. Cleanliness is accomplished when you confess your sins. Purity is the state that results when you are in fellowship with God, placing you, positionally, in His presence, as He gives you an audience, and thus hears your petition.
His answer, then of course, depends on many other things that must match up with His plan and reality and truth, and of course what is best for you.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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