Christian Fellowship 1997-05-06 - Patience

I compiled this devotional when I first realized I had a problem with my email. It still contains sentiments we all need to remember. I tried to send this in late February. It was a long struggle to gain my E-Mail back and for a while I was in despair about ever having AOL E-Mail again. In retrospect, I forgot many of the sentiments expressed in these following quotes. It is nice to be back!


Patience

"… have patience with me …" Matthew 18:26

"A delay is better than a disaster." Anon.

"A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel full of brains." Anon

"Patience is the fruit and proof of faith." John Calvin

"The times we find ourselves having to wait on others may be the perfect opportunities to train ourselves to wait on the Lord." Joni Eareckson Tada

"Patience makes a Christian invincible" Thomas Watson

"To lengthen my patience is the best way to shorten my troubles" George Swinnock

"Mercy hath a heaven, and justice a hell, to display itself to eternity, but long-suffering hath only a short-lived earth." Henry Smith, England's Silver-Tongued Preacher

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Soli Deo Gloria,
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