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ANTICIPATED TIME
LORD’S DAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Acts 7:23-25

Psalm 37:34

 

“Wait on the LORD, and keep his way,

and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land…”

 

ANTICIPATED TIME
 
There may be a time we think is the best time, but according to God’s timing, it may not be so. We must abide in His presence through His Word so that we can discern the right season of His pleasure and will. There are many Christians who fall by the wayside because they run before God. We must learn to wait upon the Lord for His correct and precise timing.
 
Visited his brethren: Moses’ heart was moved to visit his brethren, the children of God. Being the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he could have lived in the ostentatious palace while his brethren lived in slavery under the cruel taskmasters of Egypt. Seeing the distress of his people, Moses could not contain his heart’s desire to liberate them. His intention was to be kind to them and to relieve them. He had the desire to deliver them out of the great burden they suffered.
 
Avenged his brethren: When Moses went around, he saw one who was persecuted. He defended and avenged this brother and killed the Egyptian. He thought he could deliver them by himself without the aid of the higher omnipotent hand of God. But it was not yet God’s time of deliverance.
 
Misunderstood by his brethren: Moses expected to be acknowledged for his “heroic deed.” He supposed that was the way he would deliver them. He anticipated that his brethren would see him as their God-sent deliverer to bring them out of Egypt. Stephen made reference to Moses to direct the hearers’ attention to God’s perfect time in sending the Lord Jesus Christ into this world, yet they refused to acknowledge Him. “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons” (Gal 4:4-5).
 
Do you see the perfect arrangement of God in your life? Do you realize how terrible your life would be if God did not arrange it so?
 
THOUGHT: Am I patiently waiting for God’s perfect time?

PRAYER: Father, help me to wait upon Thy foreordained plan in my life.