Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | February 26, 2018

“The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.”

Today’s devotion comes from Habakkuk chapter 2.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Habakkuk+2&version=NASB

I quote only the following verse.

“I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply when I am reproved.

“4 “Behold, as for the proud one,
His soul is not right within him;
But the righteous will live by his faith.

20 “But the LORD is in His holy temple.
Let all the earth be silent before Him.”  Habakkuk 2:1 and 4 and 20.

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Other doctrine is all about proud doing whether it be building up their own works, building up their own wisdom, or even building up their own alleged free-will.

But, like Habakkuk who waited for the LORD and lived by faith and urged others to be silent before the LORD, Reformed Doctrine waits for the LORD, lives by faith in all that the LORD will do for his salvation, and waits silently for the salvation of the LORD.

“7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret;  it leads only to evildoing.
9 For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
10 Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
11 But the humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.”  Psalm 37:7-11.

“23 O love the LORD, all you His godly ones!
The LORD preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.
24 Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the LORD.”  Psalm 31:23-24.

“8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has wrought desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold.  Selah.”  Psalm 46:8-11.

“25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
26 It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of the LORD.”  Lamentations 3:5-6.


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