8640 calling upon God

8640 calling upon God

Asking God to act, in dependence upon him and out of a sense of sometimes desperate need.

Calling upon God as an act of worship

By those who depend upon him and proclaim his name Ge 4:26 See also Ge 12:8; Ge 26:25; 1Ch 16:8 pp Ps 105:1; Ps 86:5; Ps 116:2,17; Job 27:10; 2Ti 2:22

Those who do not acknowledge God or call upon his name Ps 14:4 pp Ps 53:4; Ps 79:6; Isa 65:1; Jer 10:25; Zep 3:9

Calling upon God in time of need

Ps 50:15; La 3:55 See also 1Sa 12:17-18; 2Sa 22:4 pp Ps 18:3; 1Ki 18:24; 2Ki 5:11; Job 19:7; Ps 4:1; Ps 17:6-9; Ps 18:6; Ps 27:7-12; Ps 28:1-2; Ps 55:16; Ps 86:3,7; Ps 91:15; Ps 120:1; Pr 1:28; Isa 58:9; Isa 65:24; Jer 11:14; Jer 33:3; Joel 1:19; Hab 1:2; Zec 13:9

Calling upon God for his salvation

Ac 2:21 See also Joel 2:32; Ro 10:12-14

Calling upon God was part of the priestly function of intercession

Ps 99:6 See also Ex 17:11; Ex 32:31-32; Nu 21:7; 1Sa 12:19,23; Jer 15:1

Examples of those who called upon God

Abraham Ge 13:4

Moses Ex 17:10-13,15; Ex 32:11-13,30; Nu 14:13-19; Dt 9:26-29

Samuel 1Sa 7:5-9

Elijah 1Ki 18:36-37

Jonah Jnh 2:2,7

Stephen Ac 7:59-60

See also

1320God as Saviour
7766priests
8020faith
8607prayer, God’s promises
8610prayer, asking God
8622worship
8636asking
8648enquiring of God
8653importunity to God

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