Waiting for the Lord

A reading for Thursday, October 20, 2016: 1 Samuel 13:2-14.

One of the hardest things for people of faith to do, in any age, is to wait for the Lord.

King Saul felt under sieged. He was frustrated and believed he was alone. So he took matters into his own hands, sacrificing without Samuel's participation but even more without Samuel's support. Samuel said, "The Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever, but now your kingdom will not continue." It was not punishment, but a reflection that Saul was not a man after God's own heart. Saul was impatient and reckless.

There are times when we too are required to wait upon the Lord. Even when we are frustrated, and even when we too feel under siege. We too want to take matters into our own hands and to act now, not to wait. In days such as these, those who can seek inner peace and continue to seek God will be the ones who can lead us. Those who can ignore the panic of others, and to know from where our strength comes will win the day. We too must wait for the Lord...

One thing I have asked of the Lord,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life;
to behold the beauty of the Lord
and to seek Him in His temple.


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