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Patient Expectation, Part 1 (#975)

Patient Expectation, Part 1 (#975)
Good morning. Over the last several last several sessions we’ve had a number of themes; I was checking the notes, one session was called: “Relax,” and quit worrying about stuff, God will take care of it. Then, last time we talked about ‘letting go and letting God’ and ‘you just do your best and God will do the rest’ and read a whole lot of records where people did what they could and then just had to stop and had to wait what God would do. We’re going to carry on the same basic theme today, looking at patient expectation. There is a Hebrew word I’ve spoken of many times, spelled q-a-w-a-h, qawah. And, it is usually translated ‘wait’ in an English Bible, but it has the added sense of waiting with expectation. You may be going on a vacation in two weeks and you may be twiddling your thumbs, saying I really want to go, I’m tired of going to work and I want to go on that vacation. But there is a level of expectation there, you’re looking forward to it, because probably if you’re taking all that time and money to go on a vacation, it is probably someplace you want to go. And you’re looking forward to whatever you’re going to do there. So, you are waiting, there is a time function, but the expectation is the clear point we want to make sure we get. So, we’ll be reading a lot of verses about patiently expecting God to take care of you. There are a lot of times we get very impatient and we don’t want to wait of stuff and we have a very negative expectation about what’s going to happen. And we’re much better off and much happier, and much more successful when we get very patient knowing God is going to come through, and we have a very positive expectation. You could really enjoy those last two weeks of work before the vacation because you’re looking forward to that fun place you are going, and to and those fun things you’re going to do. This is really fun, and I always look forward to having dogs around when I visit here. They’re very nice dogs; they settle down more as we get into the teaching. OK, here we go, let’s start in Psalms 27…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190825.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Psalms 27:14                 Wait (qawah – expect, look for) on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.
Psalms 37:1-9, 34-37     Vs. 5: Commit thy way – “roll thy way upon” the Lord (vss. 9, 34: qawah – wait with expectation)The end of the perfect man is peace
Vs. 7: Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord];Wait patiently for him
Psalms 40                        I waited (qawah – vs. 1) patiently (intently – waiting I waited) for the Lord, and he heard
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit (vs. 2).
5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted. (NRSV)
Psalms 62:5-8                 My expectation is from him (God), vs. 5
(Psalms 130)                    Forgiveness with God (vs. 4), that he may be feared (revered). I wait (with expectation) for the Lord (vs. 5). Watch for the morning – includes guards, keepers
Ecclesiastes 7:8-10          Better is the patient than proud in spirit (disposition). [patience better than pride]
Isaiah 40:28-31                They that wait (with expectation) upon the LORD shall renew their strength
Patient Expectation, Part 1 (#975)

Let Go (#974)

Let Go (#974)
Good morning. Today we’re going to get into a topic we touch on a lot. We mention this topic about every time we meet, but I’m going to focus on just this one topic from a number of different points of view. And, you may recall we have a couple of sayings, which aren’t in the Bible, but they’re very clearly documented in the Bible. One of them is: “Let go and let God.” Meaning, that there are times when you can’t do anymore, so you should just let go and not worry about it: “I’ve done what I can, so I’m going to let go.” And a similar phrase we often use is: “You do your best and God will do the rest.” Again, a very true statement in the scriptures, because there is so much we can do and once we’ve done what we can do, and we should do what we can do, but once we’ve done all we can do, we have to just let go and let God. So that is the name of today’s topic: “Let Go.” And again, we’ll read it from many different approaches in the Bible. Let’s go to Genesis 39…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190811.  All rights reserved
Verse Listing and Notes
Genesis 39:1-5                  Joseph prospered in the house of Potiphar
Genesis 39:21-23              Joseph prospered in prison
Exodus 3:1-10                   I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt
Ruth 3:18                           Sit still my daughter until thou know how the matter will fall
II Kings 4:32-37                 Elisha walked in the house to and fro
II Chronicles 20:12            Neither know we what to do, but our eyes are upon thee
Jeremiah 42:5-7                It came to pass after ten days that the word of the Lord came
Psalms 37:7                        Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him
Psalms. 40:1                       I waited (with expectation) [patiently and expectantly] and he heard
Acts 16:6-10                       There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him Come help us
Acts 21:1-4                         Said to Paul through the Spirit that he should not go up to Jerusalem
Colossians 1:9-11             Strengthened unto all patience with joyfulness
1Thessolonians 1:3          Patience of (proceeding from) hope
Hebrews 12:1                    Let us run with patience [patient endurance] the race before us
Let God (#974)