Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PSALM 147:11

The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

This verse comes at the tail end of the Psalmist writing that God provides for all the earth and that He does not delight in the strength of things other than Himself.  This verse tells us that God favors those men who fear Him.  Those who, instead of giving in to sinful temptations, wait on God for deliverance from this evil found within that is waging war against our souls.  Instead of seeking solutions apart from God for all of life's problems, we wait on God for deliverance.  God's strength is the only strength that God is pleased with.  As men, all we are required to do is wait for His lovingkindness to come to our rescue, when God renews our strength with His strength.  The Lord favors those who fear Him, not those who run around trying to find solutions outside of God.

1 comment:

  1. Ah! Just this morning I was sort of considering what to do about something...the temptation being to rush in and try to "fix the problem" myself (like I really could have?). But the little thought kept coming to me to just pray and wait upon the Lord concerning it. Then this post said the same thing...