Appointed Times – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Genesis 18:10-15
Key Verse: Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”
Yesterday we started this study on God’s appointed time. We noted that God’s work is very organized; there is an appointed time for every aspect of our lives. The Psalmist David wrote: “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16). The Hebrew word for “ordained” is “yetsar” which means to form, fashion or frame. It was a word used when human activity was being formed. It refers to a preordained plan for future events.
Psalm 139:16 simply confirms what our study has been concluding: God looks ahead in time and plans the details of His promises to us. He may look into tomorrow or, as he did for Abraham, look into next year. God would often whisper into the ears of His prophets about appointed times many hundreds of years in the future.
When we claim God’s promises we must also claim His perfect timing. God’s promises can only be perfectly good for us when they come in perfect time to us. As we wait on these promises to be completed in our lives, we can anticipate that they will come at the perfect times in our life! God has ordained the days of your life. You are in His divine “planner,” trust Him and His perfect timing!
Father, thank you for your wisdom and divine plan for my life. I will trust you and wait in peace! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.