What is the hope of the believer is it not heaven a joyous place created by God for his elect. Are we not instructed to wait patiently as recorded in Psalm 37:7? Psalm 37:7-8 says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.”
It becomes easy to see the success of the world and to desire the “good life” of the rich and famous. The billionaire list is full of people who can seemingly do anything. Money answers all things. No one needs to tell us, it is better to have it, than to live without it. But is it?
What length do we go to before we say this is not waiting patiently this is following after the lust of our heart?
Remember many rich and mighty are not called. This is not to say money is evil for it is the love of money that is destructive, but sometimes we desire things and mask them as desires for Christ, but inwardly greed is our king.
Good things come to those who wait goodly. Waiting goodly is attractive to God. He knows that he will never leave or forsake us. He knows that sin is a destructive parasite that removes the life of the host. He told Cain in the garden sin desires to have you. Waiting goodly is allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us. Not the press clippings that continually promise tithing as the way to riches, but the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our desire should not be the wealth of this world, but the wealth of souls gained for God’s kingdom. As lasting wealth that no man may remove. Stocks rise and fall and as we have seen so does the housing market, but God’s love never fails. Good things come to those who wait goodly.