1.Waiting and patiently are the same Hebrew word.

God takes waiting patiently seriously.

EXAMPLE: (1 Samuel 13) Saul was told to wait for Samuel to come and make a sacrifice. Samuel was late, but God allowed it to see what was in Saul’s heart.

Saul disobeyed one word of a prophet and he lost his kingdom. How much more does God demand of us.

Warnings to wait from Hebrews 10

  • Let us hold tightly without wavering Vs 23

  • Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord Vs 35

  • I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away Vs 38

2. David talked about losing his footing, but God brought him to solid ground.

The question is how do we wait patiently when we lose our footing?

3. God lost pleasure in the sacrifices.

  • No completeness something missing

  • No security of eternal forgiveness No real footing.

The sacrifices just became a ritual with no purpose or change in the worshipers

Hebrews 10: 9 Jesus came to do God’s will which was to make us holy by his own sacrifice.

4. Jesus Sacrifice Vs 11, 12

Priest= stands and ministers day after day

Jesus= Sat down after a one time sacrifice.

Something missing = Now perfect brought to a desired end

No Security or real footing = made clean internally

5. Jesus waits until all enemies are under his feet.

  • World is overcome John 16: 33

  • Satan is judged and defeated John 12: 31 John 16: 11

  • Death final enemy to be defeated 1 Corinthians 15: 26

  • We do not yet see everything in subjection to him Psalm 8: 6

2 Peter 3: 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return as some people think. No he is being patient for your sake. he does not want anyone to perish so he is giving more time for everyone to repent.

Vs 10 but the day of the Lord will come.

  • Thief in the night

  • Elements disappear with fire

Lack of patience started at gilgal

Hosea 9: 15 all your wickedness started at Gilgal

Now Hold tightly, don’t throw away, have your feet secure in eternity

New song came to David. It was not new as much as it was a new revelation of an old song of what Jesus has done for us.