Waiting For Deliverance

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Memory Verse: Lamentations 3:24-26: Day 5

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. –Lamentations 3:24-26

We typically think of the word salvation in the context of redemption or regeneration. The word in the Old Testament simply means deliverance, victory, or safety. It was often used of being delivered from an enemy in war. Jeremiah probably had in mind the deliverance of the nation of Israel from the trouble they were facing at the time of the writing. 

Whether we are waiting upon the Lord to be delivered from the hand of an enemy, from the hand of suffering, or to experience the saving deliverance from sin; we are to wait quietly upon our God who reigns supreme. This, according to the words of Jeremiah, is good!

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