Wait on the Lord - Keep his Ways! 5-29-2011

posted May 31, 2011, 9:12 AM by Dale Barnes
For the Lord is a God of justice.   Blessed are all who wait for him!” (Is.30:18b NIV)

The scripture is very clear that there is a time when God will bring all men to account, and in righteousness judge all men; justice will be done.  I believe a practical characteristic of meekness (humility) is the ability to leave things in God’s hands until he makes the final judgement.  Jesus committed himself to him (God) who judges righteously, and God vindicated him in raising Christ from the dead.      

In Psalm 37:7, we are told to “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their schemes.”  This is certainly applicable today with all the evil and violence about us.  It is good to quiet ourselves before God, and be attentive to him.  What is he saying?  What is he wanting us to do?  Jesus was faced with this when journeying to Jerusalem, he was rejected by one community as he traveled.  Some of his disciples suggested he call down fire from heaven on this village. Let’s make things right!  Jesus did not take the bait, but rebuked his disciples and said “let’s go on to the next village.” (Lu.9:51-56)  Let’s carrying on what God wants us to do!

The psalmist clarified this even more.  “Wait for the Lord and keep his way.  He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.” (Ps.37:34 NIV) As we are waiting on the Lord, we are to do something; we are ”to keep his way.”  We are to fulfil his purpose for our lives, walking in the ways he has taught us, doing the good works and activities he has given us to do.  We don’t want to get “sidetracked” from God ‘s calling.  As the scripture says above; he will honor and bless our lives.  Practical meekness!  We will please him!