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 right living.
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 (KJV)
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 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 (KJV)
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. Augustin
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