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The Patience of Our Lord

May 6, 2018

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The Patience of Our Lord

Since everyone struggles  with growing in patience,  we can all learn  about patience  from God’s word.     The Bible is filled with examples  of God’s patience  with us  in our sinful condition.

We have so much  to learn  from our Lord  when we try  to learn patience.     When our hearts are humble — fully aware  of the Lord’s majesty  and almighty power  —  always focusing  on God’s faithful  love  and salvation  down through the ages  —  then we can have peace  in learning  to be patient  ourselves.    Then we can rest assured  that God will meet  all our needs  and help us grow up  in faith  to His glory.

It’s like when Peter wrote  about the end days  and how there will be mockers  despising and taunting the Christian faith.     Those mockers  will tell Christians  they are fools  for trusting in the “Lord”.     They will tempt Christians  with all sorts  of ungodly ideas  and claim  that they are much more intelligent  than those  who have Jesus for a “crutch”.

Peter wrote that  that will be a time  for much needed  patient godliness.      As we strive  to live godly lives  in a very crooked world  2 Peter 3:15 instructs us to,

Regard the patience  of our Lord  to be salvation.

We are all sinners.     God is giving us all time  to realize  that we need  to trust Him  for all our needs,  no matter what sorts of temptations  and trials  we have to face.     During our trials,  God is giving us all time  to grow in faith,  hope,  love — and patience.

We are to be aware  that when God is being patient  with us  in our sinful,  impatient condition,  we are simply  being given more time  to come to a stronger,  mature faith.     God is very patiently wanting us  to grow  in faith  and trust.     As we entrust our souls  to Him,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for being our Refuge and Strength  in this world.    Help us  to grow  in patience,  faith,  hope,  and love.    Let Your patience  make us strong  in Your salvation.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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