Soli Deo Gloria

“God’s Promise Extends to Isaac” Genesis 21:1-25:18

An Expositional Sermon
Are you tired of waiting for the veil of this fallen world to be lifted and we fully and clearly behold the glory of our bridegroom, Jesus Christ? Are you weary with the burdens that you feel are to heavy to carry? Do you long to see God and for the final marriage supper of the Lamb in the kingdom of heaven? Maybe you’re like me, I want that now, but yet we wait. Pray like David in Psalm 27 that though people mean harm against you, that war arises against us, “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4) Throughout Psalm 27 David’s prayer is begging God that he might see him, seek his face, to look upon the goodness of the Lord, and then he ends saying, “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14) Friends, don’t give up waiting for the Lord. Long for that day when the veil will be lifted up from our eyes and we can behold the Lord in the splendor of His majesty. The day when we will be united fully to our husband, Christ. The day when sorrows will cease, and eternal joy will never end because Yahweh is our God and we are His people. Don’t give up waiting to behold the glory of God for the momentary lies of your sin – pleasure now. No, we wait for eternal pleasure and even taste of it now bit by bit the midst of our sojourn here. Friends, we are but pilgrim’s passing through. Salvation and being with Christ forever isn’t some abstract irrelevant thing. It’s our joy. It’s the driving force of our life, even as it was the driving force of Abraham’s life. Brothers and sisters, persevere in joyful waiting for the Lord.