Rest and Wait Patiently?
“Rest in יהוה, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man doing wicked devices. Abstain from displeasure, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, also to do evil. For evil-doers are cut off; But those who wait on יהוה, They shall inherit the earth”. (Psalms 37:7-9).
We do not want to hear that. What we do not want to hear is wait patiently, nor, do we want to rest. Well this type of rest has nothing to do with laying down and taking stuff, however, what it does have to do with is taking matters into our own hands. How do we know? We look at the term displeasure and note that the tendency towards that has been stirred by emotion by what we see.
One translation says anger, that is be angry and sin not, but lets look at displeasure and see where that leads us.
Most of the time we look past ourselves in matters such as ‘forsaking wrath’, and if we use the term anger we can’t look at ourselves even though we are the ones angry. In anger we say of the other party, “You did this or that!” Or we say, “You make me!” Well today I say that no one has that much power to make anyone do anything. Hence, if we do “it” we do so unto our own selves.
So when the scripture says to forsake wrath, then this is not for them it is for us. Have we forsaken wrath in our (((own))) displeasure?
See it like this? When we are displeased with something do we:
1. Sacrifice to idols
2. Make idols
3.Bear false witness,
6. Commit adultery
7. Covet anything that is our neighbors
8. Dishonor parents [with how you live?]
In that, we have new found insight into what is displeasing to the Most High. Hence, this view tells us that it truly not about them, but all about dealing with our emotions concerning them.
Have your way Yah. Psa 31:3 For You are my rock and my stronghold; For Your Name’s sake lead me and guide me.
Posted on October 5, 2014, in Culture, Devotion, Education, Encouragement, Family, Religion and Spirituality and tagged BELIEVERS, Bible, Elohim, ENCOURAGEMENT, Fruit of the Holy Spirit, HolySpirit, Israel, Israelites, LIFE, Religion and Spirituality, UPLIFT, Yahshua, Yahshuah. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.