Thursday, May 12, 2016

Waiting on the Lord

These are some beautiful passages from the Bible about waiting on the Lord. They blessed me and I wanted to share. I put them in something of an order: from the promises to the prayers to the self-exhortation to the sweet final reality.

Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
Psalm 25:3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; ...
Psalm 39:7 “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
Genesis 49:18 I wait for your salvation, O Lord.
Isaiah 33:2 O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Isaiah 25:9 It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Don’t forget to look in the mirror

“The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.” (Proverbs 26:15, ESV)

Oh that silly sluggard…

This is a funny proverb. I am never too tired to pick up food in front of me and eat, so therefore this is a proverb that allows me to laugh at other people.

Oh those “other people” who bury their Bible on the shelf and can’t be bothered to read it.

And those “other people” whose God is always faithfully listening, but they forget to pray.

Then there are those “other people” who finally found a faithful church, but they find it too demanding to really participate in it.

 Silly sluggard.