I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands. NIV
Yet another reminder that waiting is not a passive activity.
While I wait for God’s will to be revealed, for His answer to come, for His plans to be fulfilled, I must continue to be obedient.
“I wait expectantly for your salvation; God, I do what you tell me.” MSG
David isn’t doing what he thinks is best … he’s doing what he’s been told to do.
And, he waits … with expectation.
Our pastor this morning preached an amazing sermon. It was about Mary’s worship of Jesus. He noted that when she poured an entire bottle of expensive perfume on Jesus’s feet and wiped it up with her hair, she illustrated three principles of worship. All of them, he noted, were costly.
Worship is costly in terms of reputation. Mary’s behavior was certainly inappropriate for the time. He also note the example of David earning the scorn of his wife, Micah, for his open display of worship.
Worship has a financial cost. Mary’s act cost the equivalent of a year’s wages.
And worship takes time. Time, he said, was probably the most valuable thing that we can give to God.
When I wait upon the Lord, I am being obedient. Waiting is a form of worship. When I am waiting on the Lord, I am consenting to do things on His timetable, not mine. It takes patience, and hope, and trust and perserverance.
Waiting requires love.
I’m waiting on God.
That’s what I’ll think about today.