Just Wait and See

         When I know I’m right about something, there’s no need for me to argue my point. No amount of persuasive logic from anyone will be able to turn me from what I know to be true. I can quickly end the conversation by saying (politely, of course), “Just wait and see.”

         We can take that same confident stand when any questions arise about whether or not our faith is real. We can side with the Psalmist who said, “Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like Your works. All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; you alone are God” Psalm 86:8-10 (NKJ).

         A great example of God’s influence over anybody is found in the opening chapter of the book of Ezra. The Israelites had spent years in captivity, subjugated by other nations. Suddenly, in the first year of his reign, “the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, ‘Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house atJerusalemwhich is inJudah’” Ezra 1:1-2 (NKJ). Here was a heathen king being moved by God to build Him a house!

        A famous New Testament example of the same thing is the conversion of Saul, the former persecutor of the early Church, who became Paul and penned many of the letters we have today as holy Scripture (see Acts 9:1-31 and 13:9).

        Neither Cyrus nor Saul initially believed in God, but that didn’t matter to God. Their unbelief didn’t affect the truth of who He was one bit. Neither does the unbelief of our friends, coworkers, or anybody else on the planet. One thing’s for sure, one day all nations will worship Him because He is God alone. Just wait and see.

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on July 27, 2011.

One Response to “Just Wait and See”

  1. There’s actually and really no gain at all in arguement. I always think would gain my point by sharply involving in arguements. But now, I will, so far it is God’s word speak it and allow my myself and listeners ‘Watch and See’.

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