I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, patience is a virtue. What if we thought of patience, like patients? Like having a task to carry out as part of your service to this particular client.
Each patient representing something that is executed and maybe even something new learnt. It is the attitude of waiting and being expectant for an outcome hoped for. We can improve this virtue and indeed we must. So what is your bedside manner when treating your patients? Are you pleasant and competent while you process their treatment? It’s just a thought.
Likewise with patience, are we looking to God for what is hoped for? Are we content with each present stage? I have learnt that the best thing I could do is to wait on God, be patient and expectant for him in every area of your life. Patience is also a fruit of the Holy Spirit and should be developing in ever increasing proportions in those who belong to Jesus, and who have allowed him to be Lord in their lives. Have you?
pa’-shens (hupomone, makrothumia):
“Patience” implies suffering, enduring or waiting, as a determination of the will and not simply under necessity. As such it is an essential Christian virtue to the exercise of which there are many exhortations. We need to “wait patiently” for God, to endure uncomplainingly the various forms of sufferings, wrongs and evils that we meet with, and to bear patiently injustices which we cannot remedy and provocations we cannot remove.Bible study tools
Romans 5:1-4 (ESV)
Peace with God Through Faith
5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
What are you waiting for?