whom God listens to
Psalm 99:6-7 (JDV)
Psalm 99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also was among those calling on his name. They called to Yahveh and he answered them.
Psalm 99:7 He spoke to them in a column of cloud; they kept his prescriptions and the statutes he gave them.
Spurgeon said “A man will grant his child’s request, but he does not listen to strangers; he will listen to his friends, but not to enemies. It is not fit that the golden key which opens the caskets of heaven should be hung at a rebel’s girdle. Yet more, God does not hear all His children alike, or alike at all times. It is not every be- liever who is mighty in prayer. Read the ninety-ninth Psalm, and you will find words like these: “Moses and Aaron were among His priests, and Samuel was among those who called on His name; they called upon the Lord, and He answered them.” Yes; he answered them—Moses, Aaron, Samuel—he answered them, for they kept His testimonies” (74).
Spurgeon, C H, and James S. Bell. Quiet Times with Charles Spurgeon. Chicago: Moody Press, 2000.