Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 29th November

Know How to Wait

He that believeth shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16)

Make haste to keep the Lord’s commandments; but do not make haste in any impatient or improper sense.

When others are flying hither and thither as if their wits had failed them, the believer shall be quiet, calm, and deliberate, and so shall be able to act wisely in the hour of trial. He shall not haste in his expectations, craving his good things at once and on the spot, but he will wait God’s time. He shall not haste by plunging into wrong or questionable action.

Faith makes no more haste than good speed, and thus it is not forced to go back sorrowfully by the way which it followed heedlessly.

How is it with me? Am I believing, and am I therefore keeping to the believer’s pace, which is walking with God? Peace, fluttering spirit! Oh, rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him!

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