Monthly Archives: April 2011

Patience [according to the Bible]

great-horned-owl  Patience continued:

Patience to be exercised:

Hebrews 12:1—1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,    Patience in running the race set before us!

  Luke 8:15—— Patience in bearing fruit!

  Romans 2:7; Galatians 6:9—-

Romans 2:7 (King James Version)

 7To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:  Patience as we do well toward others!

  Psalm 37:7; 40:1— Patience to wait upon God and for God’s answer!

  Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~St. Augustine

 

Patience [ according to the Bible ]

Patience continued:

James 1:4–But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.    We are to be patient and let patience do a perfect and complete work in and through us.

James 1:3 (King James Version)

 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.        Romans 5:3–And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;  Trials and tribulations lead us to patience as we place our faith in Jesus!

Romans 5:4; 15:4– Patience produces experience and hope!

Patience [ According to the Bible ]

Patience:

Patience—n. tolerance, forbearance . Patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and should be growing and produced in every Saint. Gal.5:22— long-suffering

Romans 15:5—Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: God is the God of patience, it is a characteristic of His divine nature!

Isaiah 53:7; Acts.8:32; Matt.27:14.   Isaiah 53:7–He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.  Acts.8:32–The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his Shearer, so opened he not his mouth:   Christ is our example for patience and long-suffering. He suffered that terrible death that we may have life; O, what a Savior!

Titus 2:2; 2 Peter 1:6—  Titus 2:2–That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.  2 Peter 1:5-6—-5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  Patience should be shown to others in our life as a good testimony for Jesus!

Three Trees

THREE TREES

One morning,

The air was crisp and still,

I saw on the horizon,

Three trees standing on a hill.

The two trees on the sides,

Shorter than the center one;

How they stood out,

In the rising sun.

A refuge for the birds,

In the time of storms,

A nesting place,

So peaceful and warm.

Seeing these trees,

So majestic standing in a row,

Took my mind back,

Two thousand years or so,

To a place called Calvary,

Where three wooden crosses,

Stood out plainly in a row.

On the outside crosses,

Hung two guilty thieves,

On the center cross,

Hung the only Son of God;

He was dying for you and me.

Jesus, was baring our sins,

So we could be set free.

My Observations [ Hope according to the Bible ]

168214_489156046043_612176043_6589453_3621087_n  Hope continued:

OBJECTS OF OUR HOPE:  1 Thess.5:8— But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. Saints have the hope of salvation!

Gal.5:5—For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. We have our hope of complete and perfect righteousness!

  Titus 2:13– looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,          We have the hope of Christ’s glorious appearing!

 

Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land
tomorrow.  D. L. Moody       [ This concludes a brief study on hope ]

My Observations [ Hope according to the Bible ]

Hope is found in God's word  Hope continued:

Col.1:23—  if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.   As Saints we should let nothing rob us of our Hope in Christ!

  Psalm 71:14,15; 1 Peter 1:13– As Saints we should hold fast to and walk each step we take with Jesus because of the hope we have in Him.

1 Cor.13:13–And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Our hope must go hand in hand with  faith and love, grounded firm and deep in our Saviors love!

My Favorite Bible Verses

Hope is found in God's word

Jesus Appears to His Disciples   [ John 20:19-23 ]

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

My Observations [ Hope according to the Bible ]

800-thanksgiving2    Hope continued:

Romans 15:13 (New King James Version)

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our hope should be running over and abounding by the Spirit of God living in our hearts.

Titus 2:13—As Saints we should be looking all the time for the appearing of our hope who is our Lord Jesus the Christ!

Psalm 119:116 (New King James Version)

 116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.   As Saints we should not be ashamed of the hope we have in Christ!

Hebrews 3:6— But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

We should crab on to and never let go of the hope we have in Christ!