What Are You Waiting For?

  1. Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member on the Sanhedrin, was waiting for the kingdom of God.  He asked for the body of Jesus from Pontius Pilate (Mark 14.43; Luke 23.51) .
  2. A whole multitude of people was praying outside as Zacharias burned incense within the temple.  They marveled that he lingered so long, but when he came out, he could not speak to them due to his unbelief (Luke 1.21).
  3. Simeon, a just and devout man, waited for the consolation of Israel.  While waiting the Holy Spirit revealed to him that he would not die until he saw the Messiah (Luke 2.25).
  4. A multitude was always waiting for Jesus (e.g., Luke 8.40).
  5. Religious leaders were always lying in wait for Jesus (e.g., Luke 11.54) and Paul (e.g., Acts 23.21, 30).
  6. When Jesus taught the people to seek first the kingdom of God, he taught them to be like men who wait for their master to do his bidding when he returns from the wedding (Luke 12.36).
  7. The sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed waited for the moving of the water at Bethesda.  An angel would stir the water in order heal those of whatever disease they had (John 5.3).
  8. Jesus commanded His disciples to wait for the Promise of the Father (the baptism of the Holy Spirit; Acts 1.4).
  9. A devout soldier was waiting upon Cornelius continually (Acts 10.7).
  10. Cornelius waited for Peter, and God brought him salvation through the apostle (Acts 10.24).
  11. Paul waited for Silas and Timothy, and the Lord used this to burden him for Athens (Acts 17.16).
  12. Paul left his companions because of men plotting against him.  His friends waited for him at a meeting place in Troas (Acts 20.5).
  13. Paul was waiting when he shouldn’t have been.  Ananias told him to arise and be baptized, and wash away his sins, calling on the name of the Lord (Acts 22.16).
  14. Men aboard an Alexandrian ship headed for Rome waited and continued without food for fourteen days (Acts 27.33).
  15. The creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8.19).
  16. We eagerly wait for the adoption, the redemption of our body (Romans 8.23).
  17. If we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance (Romans 8.25).
  18. We are eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1.7).
  19. When believers come together to eat the Lord’s Supper, they should wait for one another (1 Corinthians 11.33).
  20. Paul waited for Timothy (1 Corinthians 6.11).
  21. Christians eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5.5).
  22. We eagerly wait for the Savior who will be coming from Heaven (Philippians 3.20).
  23. We wait for the Son of God from Heaven.  The Father raised Him from the dead, and He will deliver us from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1.10).
  24. Christ will appear a second time to those who eagerly wait for Him (Hebrews 9.28).
  25. Christ Himself is waiting at the right hand of God until His enemies are made His footstool (Hebrews 10.13).
  26. Abraham waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11.10).
  27. The farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and later rain.  Likewise we are patiently waiting for the coming of the Lord.  It is surely at hand (James 5.7-8).
  28. The Lord waited while Noah built the ark.  He waited with divine long-suffering to save eight souls from the worldwide flood (1 Peter 3.20).  Nobody else responded to His compassion communicated through His preacher, Noah.

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