Daily Bible Podcast Day 002 – Genesis 3-5, Luke 2

November 2, 2012 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.'”  ~Luke 2:25-32

Observation:
Simeon has been waiting for a long time.  Basically his whole life.  And he’s not waiting for something selfish.  He’s waiting for the Messiah, for things to be set right for his people.  I wonder if Simeon was sometimes as frustrated or saddened during his wait as I sometimes am.  I want God to work on my timetable, but He doesn’t.

Application:
I need Simeon’s attitude.  Despite how frustrating it must have been to wait and wait for all those years, he was still full of the spirit.  I want to be full of the spirit in my waiting for God’s purposes as well.  Sometimes I lose sight of what God’s purposes even are.

Prayer:
Grant me patience.  I don’t even usually feel like I know what it is I’m supposed to be hoping for.  Continue to reveal the end-result to me the way you did for Simeon.  Talk to me, God, in whatever way you chose; through your word, through trusted Godly people, etc.  I’ll do my best to be listening.

2 responses to Daily Bible Podcast Day 002 – Genesis 3-5, Luke 2

  1. DmL said on June 25, 2013

    Got a click edit at a little before 12:00. : )

    • Thanks! I fixed them! You’ll notice the quality of the whole deal get better as time goes by, but let me know if you find anything else!

      Nathan

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