Wait H6960

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

H6960 is the Strong’s definition of qâvâh, kaw-vaw’; a primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figuratively) to expect:—gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).

Imagine if you would that you are a waiter at the Lord’s Table. It is your job to wait on His table. Whatever He asks for, it is your job to provide that request. This is obedience of faith in its purest form.

So often we will look on the term wait to mean do nothing and let time run out. That is not at all what waiting on the Lord means.

Now answer me this; what is the Lord ordering? Please do not say wine and bread, He is the wine and the bread.

In the H6960 definition are words that identify His order. They are collect, gather and the tie that binds. He is asking for you to bring Him His Bride.

Proverbs 6:20-22 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

It is no coincidence that the only reference in scripture about the tie that binds refers to the father and mother in the same verse. It is in reference to the wedding, the binding of two hearts as one.

We have been reading of the signs of the end times in Luke chapter 21. As I read the verses and discussed this with fellow believers, the Lord asked; “Do you want to bring about the end times?”

“Then bring me my Bride.”

Permission Slip

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Parents receive notice of a school activity and asked to sign a permission slip. Considerate parents would look at the activity, see that it has value and sign the permission slip.

It was the parent’s authorization to “skip school”. It was not parent’s intention that the child should also skip the event and play hooky.

My first wife would lie and then look at me and say, “It is okay. The Lord has already forgiven me.” The Cross of Christ is not a permission slip to sin. We do not properly understand the work of the Cross if that is how we act.

The Cross removed sin as the barrier in our relationship with God. This relationship is ours to maintain and control. God has done all that is required to ensure a healthy relationship. We on the other hand stain that relationship when we willfully sin.

Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

What does it say about your relationship with God when you abuse the privilege of permission? It says nothing about God’s love towards us, but it screams insincerity on our part.

1 Corinthians 6:12a All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient:

To me this means that sin is a roadblock in relationship and I cannot move on without removing it. God did His part at the Cross. Now it is up to me to find a way to stop placing sin in my own way towards a loving relationship with God.