by Richard Waialeale on June 03, 2021


For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)


The Scripture account is filled with men who laid aside their liberty and rights for the sake of their weaker brothers. Abraham (Genesis 13:8, 9), Jonathan (1 Samuel 19:4), David (1 Samuel 24:10), and Moses (Hebrews 11:24) are all examples of men who willingly let go of their rightful possessions or positions. Their example is how they didn’t demand their own way—and so they prospered as a result. The apostle Paul says to “Learn from their example.”


The Scriptures always seem to bring a sense of peace and comfort to me—but I have to be patient.  There were times, I’ve claimed a promise of God and for three weeks I’ve been waiting.  And then I ask myself, "why hasn’t it happened?”  And then I look at how long it took for the promises of God, forgetting that it was after Abraham patiently endured that he obtained the promise (Hebrews 6:15).  So I underline the word patience.  Sometimes God’s promises will come in time.  I just need to be patient.


Lord, I read and I get so excited with Your promises each time they show up in Your Word, and I think of all that You have for me.  Thank you Lord for directing me, protecting me and correcting me.  I choose to reflect on Your promises and wait on You.  In Jesus Name I Pray.  Amen.

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