Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Know How to Wait


He that believeth shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16)

He shall make haste to keep the Lord's commandments; but he shall not
make haste in any impatient or improper sense.

He shall not haste to run away, for he shall not be overcome with the
fear which causes panic. When others are flying hither and thither as if
their wits had failed them, the believer shall be quiet, calm, and
deliberate, and so shall be able to act wisely in the hour of trial.

He shall not haste in his expectations, craving his good things at once
and on the spot, but he will wait God's time. Some are in a desperate
hurry to have the bird in the hand, for they regard the Lord's promise
as a bird in the bush, not likely to be theirs. Believers know how to

He shall not haste by plunging into wrong or questionable action.
Unbelief must be doing something, and thus it works its own undoing; but
faith makes no more haste than good speed, and thus it is not forced to go
back sorrowfully by the way which it followed heedlessly.

How is it with me? Am I believing, and am I therefore keeping to the
believer's pace, which is walking with God? Peace, fluttering spirit! Oh,
rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him! Heart, see that thou do
this at once!

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