What, Not When

“So Solomon dismissed Abiathar from being priest to the LORD, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD, which He had spoken concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.” (1 Kings 2:7)
 
It had been many years since God had made the promise to remove the house of Eli from the priesthood. During that time, Samuel had judged Israel, Saul had reigned as king for forty years, and David had reigned for forty years. By the time Solomon became king and dismissed Abiathar, fulfilling God’s promise, it had likely been over a hundred years.
 
God does what He says – but He also does it on His timetable, not ours. Patience, faith, and trust are essential for the Christian. He tells us what will happen, but just not when.
 
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope;” (Ps 130:5)
 
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