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Wait on The Lord?

ISAIAH 26 : 1 - 5 NKJV
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city;
God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open the gates,
That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.[a]
5 For He brings down those who dwell on high,
The lofty city;
He lays it low,
He lays it low to the ground,
He brings it down to the dust.
In the above scripture we can see that perfect peace is the blessing that GOD gives to those who wait on Him. That is a person whose mind is stayed on GOD and who trusts in Him.
ISAIAH 40 : 31 NKJV 31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Covenant

When a sinner seeks God for salvation, what happens? I mean how does that person find salvation? If that person enters into an agreement to do the will of God, then God is able to save that person. If the person is not giving themself to do the will of God then that person remains a sinner and will not be saved. (Sin is disobedience to God.) Salvation is from sin. So therefore, there must be a covenant between both parties. We can not obey God without God to empower us to do His will. That is why we need a savior. When we enter that covenant with God, we are asking God to forgive us for sinning against our fellow man and against Him. We are committing to obey God and asking that He will save us. In saving us, God will reveal to us our sinfulness and require of us that we repent, or sin no more.

1 PETER 2 : 1 - 10 NKJV
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 …

Temptation

JAMES 1 : 12 - 15 NKJV
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

Firstly God does not tempt us. Secondly everyone who is tempted is drawn away by their own desires. Thirdly if given to the temptation then sin is born. Finally that sin brings death.
Therefore we must not give in to temptation because if we do then it is a death sentence. In other words sin does not bring forth salvation, but eternal condemnation.
Satan and his demons are constantly tempting people into sin. 

GENESIS 4 : 7 NKJV
7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do …