Patience Is A Virtue With A Lot Of Wait.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:24-26.

hope in Him

Wait, qavah, Strong’s #6960. To wait for, look for, expect, and hope. This verb is the root of the noun tiqvah, “hope,” or “expectancy.” Qavah is defined in the idea of “waiting hopefully” as expressed by Jacob in Genesis 49:18, I have waited for your salvation, O Lord!

Job from a moment in his darkened soul bemoans, “But when I looked for good, evil came to me; and when I waited for light, then came darkness” Job 30:26. The great psalmist King David said, “I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.”  Ps.40:1.

Our Lord expresses through Isaiah His disappointment in His vineyard (Israel), “What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes, did it bring forth wild grapes?” Isaiah 5:4.

And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:9.

In our text, even in the tragedies and situations that Jeremiah experienced he had hope in God’s salvation and was willing to wait for it. smart-kid

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tim Messenger
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 17:40:10

    Great post!

    Reply

  2. Mannyr
    Apr 20, 2013 @ 03:52:51

    thanks for stopping by.

    Reply

  3. Chris
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 04:33:10

    Ah…patience. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit that God informs us of through Paul in the letter to the Galatians.

    Not surprising that this “fruit” is spoken of in the Old as well as the New Testament.

    Reply

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