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Waiting on God

Psalm 123:2 | Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Americans pride ourselves in our Constitutional freedom, and yet the Christian needs to recognize our true spiritual freedom, our freedom from sin, comes from our servitude. We are slaves to Jesus. It's not a pleasant word, but truthfully, the most joyous thing in the universe is to serve King Jesus!

In fact, both the Hebrew and Greek words for servant found in Scripture is defined as bondservant. To clearly understand this, we can look at Ecclesiastes 2:7 which says that King Solomon purchased servants. Purchased. Human beings were his royal possessions.

If you're saved, you've been purchased. You are definitely free from sin, and owned by Christ. In serving this new Master, we find rich resources and abundant blessings. In Psalm 123, the psalmist keeps his eye on the Lord for the sake of mercy. Jesus gives clear instructions to those who serve Him, but it's not an empty servitude. Jesus is a great rewarder!

Serve God as a diligent servant. Wait on God as a faithful waiter. The King's business deserves preeminence in our life. We run every decision past the Master. We handle our possessions as His possessions. We seek resources at His hand. We commit our troubles to His care. He is a wise King capable of caring for all of His servants, but it requires that we stay near to Him.

Keep your eyes on Jesus through His Word and through prayer in order to know His desires for His servant.

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