Isaiah 30:18. “And therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.”
This verse begins a section in which there are 18 predictions yet unfulfilled. They will all be fulfilled beginning with the second coming of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom on earth for 1000 years.
The doctrine of Jehovah waiting for man is prominent throughout the scriptures, not always expressed, but plainly implied. Here it is expressed that He waits for man and that He will wait for Judah to come to acceptance, so He can fulfill with them the everlasting covenants made with their fathers; and then they shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem and weep no more.
If only His people had repented and returned from their idol worship, and met the terms of the covenant to fulfill righteousness so that He could bless them; but they refused while He waited. He has even waited over 2000 years since Jesus Christ died and rose again, and He will wait until Christ comes again (Is. 66:19-21; Zech. 12:10-14-21;Matt. 23:37-39; Rom. 11:25-28).
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Oh, that we would learn longsuffering and patient love by the example of God. So soon we rush to judgment on issues, claiming someone guilty under only allegations as if it is impossible to forgive a particular sin while the judgers drag around a bagful of their own infractions.
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