Wait and See!

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WHEN the British Prime Minister was recently asked a question, which he either did not wish to answer, or which he thought it impolitic to answer, he replied in the words, which have now become historic, "Wait and see.”
There was doubtless much worldly wisdom in the course he adopted; but in matters of a higher nature we are warned that God's ways and God's thoughts are not as our ways and our thoughts. (See Isa. 55:8, 98For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8‑9).)
Hence we need not be surprised to find that God's direction is entirely contrary to the advice given by the present Prime Minister. God bids us come to Him at once, and ask of Him at once for salvation. "To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts." (Heb. 3:7, 8.) "Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live." (Isa. 55:3.) "Look unto Me, and be ye saved.”
(Isa. 45:22.) “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:14, 15.)
If we disregard God's word, and refuse to come to Him in and through the Lord Jesus, the time will come when His invitation will be withdrawn, and then, instead of being reconciled to God through His dear Son, we shall experience the awful consequences of unbelief.
Now God waits to be gracious (see Isa. 30:1818And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. (Isaiah 30:18)), that he may have mercy upon you, therefore wait upon Him now that you may be blessed. "Wait on the Lord, and He shall save thee." (Prov. 20:22.) “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." (Psa. 27:14.)
When the Premier said "Wait and see!” he wished it to be understood that he had no intention of giving an immediate answer. When God says "Wait on Me," He intends us to understand that He will give us an expected answer. (See Jer. 29:1111For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11).) The five foolish virgins waited to see what would happen, and their folly lost them happiness forever. The Psalmist writes, "I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." (Psa. 34:4.) Yea, He has delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling." (Psa. 116:8.) “Hear, and your soul shall live." (Isa. 55:3.)