Thursday, May 30, 2019

Deuteronomy 9:1-10:11; Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:14; Luke 9:1-17

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Several different Hebrew words are translated “wait” in our English Bible. Here, the Hebrew word is “qavah”, meaning, “to bind together (by twisting)”, much as a vine binds and twists itself around a tree. The key lesson for us is to bind the Word of God and its promises around our life so as to strengthen and fortify us against trials and temptations. If and when we practice this, Isaiah tells us that blessings will result. —W. Ross Rainey

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou are the Potter; I am the clay.
Mould me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still. —Adelaide A. Pollard

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