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.