It is good that one should hope and wait
quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? § I said in my haste, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications when I cried out to You.
Shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. § Wait for the Lord, and He will save you. § Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. § See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
Lam. 3:26; Ps. 77:9; 31:22; Luke 18:7–8; Prov. 20:22;
Ps. 37:7; 2 Chron. 20:17; Gal. 6:9; James 5:7
Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the
vines, for our vines have tender grapes.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. § [Look] carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled. § You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ … Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ. § The tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell … No man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. § Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt.
Song 2:15; Ps. 19:12; Heb. 12:15; Gal. 5:7;
Phil. 1:6, 27; James 3:5–6, 8; Col. 4:6