What is life all about? Why do I bother? Life is full of work, toil and turmoil and sometimes it just seems that the moment I’m about to get ahead, something happens that just knocks me back down again. What is this life? What next?
“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee” (Psalm 39:7).
One of the greatest points in life to reach is the discovery that this life is vanity. Regardless of the achievements or defeats, all of it will be for naught soon enough, for this world and this life are but passing moments. What is important then? It is God, salvation and life eternal.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
The Psalmist arrives at the point when he says, “And now Lord…”. He uses the title “Adonay” when addressing the Lord. This is a title of great reverence used only of the one true God.
“And now Lord”, the Psalmist has arrived at the point of discovery. Now is the time for you Lord!
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (Corinthians 6:2).
“what wait I for? my hope is in thee” What is my hope and expectation? It is you Adonay! This is when life on earth changes. When we realize that everything comes from Him but more importantly, everything is God’s. We are not individual little islands running around some round ball lost in the universe. We are creations of God. Everything is a creation of God. We are His children. We are His.
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
What wait I for? my hope is in thee
“Not long life, since the days of man are so short, and his age as nothing; not help from man, since he is altogether vanity; not riches and honour, since they are such poor, fading, perishing things; but the glories of another world, and the enjoyment of the Lord himself” (John Gills),
“The Lord is self existent and true, and therefore worthy of the confidence of men; he will live when all the creatures die, and his fulness will abide when all second causes are exhausted; to him, therefore, let us direct our expectation, and on him let us rest our confidence” (Charles Spurgeon).
“I will compose myself patiently and contentedly to bear both my own afflictions, and the prosperity and glory of ungodly men, for both are vanishing and transitory things, and I will seek for happiness no where but in the love and favour of God, in serving and glorifying him here, and in the hope or confident expectation of enjoying him hereafter; and in the mean time, of receiving from him those supplies and assistances which my present condition calls for” (Matthew Poole).
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:3).
“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).
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