But Saul got in a hurry and offered the sacrifice himself and time he finished, Samuel showed up; he lost his kingdom because he could not wait (vs. 13-14).
13 “And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly! You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God which He commanded you; for the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever; 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue; the Lord has sought out [David] a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince and ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.
Saul lost out because he did not wait on God. However, look at the ones who did wait on God and received His blessings: Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Esther, Ruth, Job, David, and the list goes on and on of people who waited on God. Therefore, let us wait on God until He makes manifest what we need; let’s not move out of sync with Him. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it; let’s not be another Saul.
Scriptures to encourage you and help you wait until God move in your life: Philippians 4:6 says: “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.”
Isaiah 40:31 says: “But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”
Psalm 27:14 says: “Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.”
1 John 5:14-15 says: “And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.
15 And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.”
In His Service,
All Scriptures are from the Amplified Bible at www.biblegateway.com
“Wait on the Lord!”
Here is your Wednesday’s Words to Live By for this week:
Scripture for today:
Psalm 27:14: “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
Let’s not get in a hurry to do anything because the Bible lets us know in Philippians 4:6:
“In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”.
We cannot do anything on our own – without God we can do nothing but with God all things are possible (Mark 10:27).
Remember, it is God who gives us the power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18) and it is because of Him that we move, live, and have our being (Acts 17:28).
Father I am going to wait on you, I am not going to be anxious for nothing but I will prayer about everything, giving you thanks as I make my requests to You. I will not look to another person to do what only You can do; I will trust You to work out my situations. Thank You Father for strengthen my heart because I am of good courage. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
In His Service,