“Your people also shall all be [uncompromisingly and consistently] righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. The least one shall become a thousand [a clan], and the small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its [appointed] time.” Isaiah 60:21-22 ->me: Righteous = right with God, leading to righteousness of character and conduct. When righteousness is perfected tenure becomes secure. Behind righteousness and security lies the careful work of the divine Gardener. God has put us where we are; made us what we are, and done all of this for His own purposes and glory. I like what Habakkuk 2:3 says about the timing of when the Lord acts “For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.” Lord help me wait for your glorious appearing; staying true to my faith, dedicated to the race and course you have set before me, in peace and hope of the glory to come.