Monday’s Moment

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation (Psalm 62:1).
Do you wait “silently” for God? This is the idea behind the word translated “waiteth.” The prophet Habakkuk stated: The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before him (Habakkuk 2:20). Habakkuk recorded those words as he spoke of the graven images often worshipped. The idolatrous worshippers cried out to their gods who could not see, could not hear and could not move. They were made of stone and wood, then overlaid with gold and silver but they had no life, they had no mind, they had no help.
There is nothing which can be told God, that He doesn’t already know. God is all-knowing; God is all-powerful. Paul said that God is not worshipped with “men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life and breath and all things (Acts 17:25). Thus, we should silently wait upon God. We do not have to awaken our God; we do not have to feed our God; we do not have to move our God; we do not have to inform our God. Yes, we are to pray unto God, but even that is not for God’s benefit but for ours. Therefore, in that sense we silently wait upon God.
We silently wait upon God, so that that we hear God and not ourselves. The word of God is our life; the word of God is our sustenance; the word of God is our strength; the word of God is our sword of the Spirit. Our eternal lives depend upon hearing and obeying the word of God. Let us not contaminate the pure word of God, with the word of man.
This day and everyday, let us (silently) wait upon God.