2 Chronicles 6:40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
Farmers probably know better than anyone what it feels like to have to rely simply on God’s provision. Sure, they work very hard breaking up the soil. Endless hours are spent planting the seed. It may be a year where they even have to dump tons of water on the crop to aid in its growth. Yet, after all is said and done, they have to wait and realize, it all rests in God’s hands. They can’t make the sun shine. The can’t prevent the howling winds or damaging hail from falling. There is no control of the scorching heat or the freezing cold destroying all that they work so hard to produce. At some point they know, it all rests in God’s hands. Most farmers know how to pray.
In our text, Solomon has prayed, what is recorded as one of his longest prayers in scripture. His father David worked for years securing the materials. Solomon and the dedicated people of Israel had sacrificed materials and much of their time to construct this marvelous Temple. They had built it exactly as God had described it should be built. The priests were careful to bring the Ark into its midst as God had desired for it to be carried. Yet, with all the planning and preparing, with all the gold, silver and brass, with all the attention paid to the details, if God did not inhabit this place, it meant nothing. Here in 2 Chronicles 6:40 Solomon says; “Now, my God, let, I beseech thee,…” In Worshipful Rest in God’s will, Solomon must now wait on the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 says; “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Worshipful and Rewarding Rest.
Is waiting work, or worship?
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