2011-09-03 - Patience
Patience Series ~ Introduction
I am not good at waiting. Whether waiting in a crowded doctors office, waiting for a repairman at home, or waiting for Gods answer to prayerI sometimes lack patience. . In Ephesians 4:2 (NIV), Paul tells us to be patient. In 2 Corinthians 1:6, Paul reminds us that we are to be patient during times of suffering.
We have often heard the saying Patience is a virtue. Proverbs 29:1 says that A patient man has great understanding. And, in 1Corinthians 13:4, Paul tells us that Love is patient.
One of the founding the founding fathers of our country even had a remark on patience. "Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."-- Thomas Jefferson
There are numerous examples of patience in the Bible. For example, sometimes we say that someone has the patience of Job. Over the next few weeks, we will be looking a patient men and women in the Bible. Hopefully, we will learn from their examples.