June 17, 2013

I am a morning person. I wake up with the birds, rejuvenated and ready to sing. Unfortunately, the rest of my family is night owls and they have to report to work at 5:30 am, 6:30 am and 7:00 am. You don’t talk to them in the morning.

I knew this when I asked my husband to replace a board on our new front stoop. He is just coming from vacation and had his mind full of everything he needed to check on at work. He didn’t want to even think about that stoop. I had bad timing.

2 Corinthians 6:2, “For He says, In the time of favor (of an assured welcome) I have listened to and heeded your call, and I have helped you on the day of deliverance [the day of salvation]. Behold, now is truly the time for a gracious welcome and acceptance [of you from God]; behold, now is the day of salvation! [Isaiah 49:8.]”

“The Greek of the latter is more emphatic, “well-accepted.” What was “an accepted time” in the prophecy [Isaiah 49:8], Hebrew, (“in the season of grace.”), becomes the “well-accepted time.” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. II

When I read today’s verse, I realized I should have prayed about talking to David. I should have asked God to tell me when it was a good time to discuss it. I should have waited for a time of favor (of an assured and gracious welcome).