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What does it mean to wait on the Lord?

Another one of my musings of the evening. I always hear of people saying that they are waiting for the Lord to tell them what to do with their lives, and I wonder what they do while they are waiting. While it is none of my business to ask them directly, it is a curious thought. What do we do while we are waiting on the Lord? We go about our daily lives, but do we dedicate those mundane activities to the Lord or are we just going through the motions while we wait for our miraculous burning bush to appear so we can be the next Moses to lead our people out of spiritual (or literal in some cases) slavery? I would like to say that I dedicate everything I do, including the mundane, to the Lord, but I don’t and I have been convicted of such and this is why I am writing. So we can look at quite a lot of leaders in the history to the Israelites and the church and see that they too waited on the Lord for a period. Long or short, it doesn’t matter, but patience was required of these people. Th…

When is it appropriate (if ever) for a Christian to defy or rebel against the government?

Lengthy title aside, I think this question is one that many American Christians have been considering given recent political events that show that the church and the government are not of the same mind on some issues. Now I’m sure many of you have already put together what political events, but my goal here is not to discuss what has happened in our country, but what we should do now as Christians. Now then, we can examine the scriptures to find other cases in where men of God followed their hearts and defied their kings and governments in accordance with the will of God, not the will of man. The first story to come to mind for me is Daniel (Daniel 6). There were officials in the kingdom who convinced Darius to issue a decree that no one will be worshipped in the kingdom for thirty days except for King Darius. Now Daniel did not follow this decree and went and prayed to God three times a day. The officials who got Darius to issue the decree turned Daniel in, and Dari…